A new literary figure debuts, an election day upset and more in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • Two families who claimed that a burial mishap at Unity Cemetery mixed the remains of their relatives, sued the Town of Fort Mill.
  • The Indian Land Warriors won their first football playoff game since 1977 with a 28-20 win over the Whitmire Wolverines. Fort Mill’s season ended with 38-0 playoff loss to the Daniel Lions.
  • Fort Mill resident Mignon Ballard’s newest mystery novel, “Angel at Troublesome Creek,” was the first in a series featuring Augusta Goodnight.
  • Tega Cay officials hoped that they had found the solution to their water problems, buying water from Fort Mill.


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In a stunning election day upset, W. B. McFadden defeated long-time Fort Mill Mayor Luther G. Patterson. Patterson had never lost a race in 15 elections.

Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets lost their final game of the season to the defending state champions and undefeated Winnsboro Wildcats by a 42-19 score.


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  • The seventh-grade football team of the local graded school defeated the team of the Junior Training School of Rock Hill 13-0.
  • The ice plant, recently installed by O. T. Culp, began operation turning out 3,000 pounds of ice in ten hours.

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