Guess who won the punt, pass & kick contest? That and much more in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • Four new York County Sheriff’s substations were to be built in York County with one being in Fort Mill.
  • The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing 35-6 win over the Keenan Raiders. Indian Land lost to the No.1 ranked Lewisville Lions by a 14-13 score.
  • Von and Wayland Helms of the Fort Mill Lions Club transported a pair of donated eyes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Piedmont Medical Center.
  • Over half of the Fort Mill swim team qualified for the state meet.


  • A twenty-year-old Fort Mill man, a resident of Unity Street, died in the Fort Mill Jail. The man was found hanging by his shirt from a shower stall.
  • The Western Auto Store at 203 Main Street held a grand opening. The store’s new owner was Jack E. Walter.
  • Robert Harris, Ramsey Adams, Scott Patterson, Demetrius Hall, Ronald McKellar and Mark Hall were winners in their respective age group in the local Punt, Pass and Kick contest.
  • Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Clover Blue Eagles by a 28-22 score. Fumbles and penalties doomed the local eleven.


  • After twenty years of promises and delays, work began on a new Fort Mill Post Office. The new facility would be at the northeast corner of Springs and Tom Hall Street, fronting Springs Street.
  • Hurricane Gracie slammed into South Carolina near Charleston, moved inland, and dropped six inches of rain on the Fort Mill area.


  • Fort Mill Town Council voted to reduce the tax levy from 25 mills to 22 1/2 mills. The levy had been 25 mills for several years.
  • Paul Blair returned to his Fort Mill home after another fine season with the Mooresville Moors team of the North Carolina State League.


  • About 75 members of the Potts and McIlwain families of York, Lancaster, Union and Mecklenburg Counties held a reunion at Pleasant Valley.
  • Lee White, who had been in the employ of the Fort Mill Manufacturing Co. for a number of years, died of pneumonia at his Paradise home.

Compiled by Chips Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.


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