Take a step back in time: 100 Years of Fort Mill History

By Chip Heemsoth


  • Mark Madden, Charleston naturalist and environmentalist educator for the past ten years, was named as the first director of the Anne Springs Close Greenway.
  • In a huge upset, the Fort Mill High School baseball team defeated the 2nd ranked A. C. Flora Falcons 7-1 in Columbia. Jerry Honeycutt was the winning pitcher.
  • In softball, Heidi Donald pitched a four-inning perfect game as the Lady Jackets routed A. C. Flora 29-0.
  • Ken Shaw was the new manager of Kimbrell’s on Main Street. He had been with the company for 15 years.


  • Wes Murphy, head basketball coach, assistant football coach and classroom teacher, decide to leave the classroom and athletic field to enter the ministry.
  • Murray B. White, Fort Mill insurance executive, announced his candidacy for York County Council.
  • The Fort Mill High School FFA soil judging team won a trip to Oklahoma City for the International Soil Evaluation competition.
  • Joe A. Honeycutt, Fort Mill native, was named consumer credit officer of the Citizen and Southern National Bank of South Carolina in the Rock Hill office.


  • Three Fort Mill teenage boys, two from Fort Mill High School and one from Central School, smashed their way in the clubhouse at the Fort Mill Golf Course and stole merchandise and $9 in cash.
  • Eli Bailes Post 43, American Legion, held its 40th Anniversary Birthday supper at the Fort Mill Armory. Some 300 members and guests were in attendance.


  • Members of the Fort Mill High School senior class, numbering 34, made the annual trip to Columbia to enjoy a day in the Capitol city. Principal A. O. Jones accompanied the class.
  • Farmers living along the old Doby’s Bridge Ferry road were hopeful that sooner or later, the road would be surface treated.


  • The transfer of the Presbyterian Church Manse on Confederate Street to Clarence Hoagland was effected.
  • A call was issued for all members of the Red Cross chapter to meet for the purpose of arranging the details of the reception for the returning Fort Mill Light Infantry.