S.C. Towns: Fort Mill
The Town of Fort Mill (established 1873) is located just south of the state line shared with North Carolina. Our closest neighbors are Rock Hill, S.C., to the south and Charlotte, N.C., to the north. Approximately 9400 people live inside the Town's corporate limits with a total of nearly 35,000 people residing within the entire Township. Fort Mill takes its name from a colonial-era fort built by the British and a grist mill on nearby Steele Creek. The area has a rich history. The Catawba Indians made their home here for many years. Scotch-Irish settlers began arriving in the 1750's and 1760's and a small settlement soon developed. Fort Mill grew rapidly in the late 1800's as textile mills were established.