The White Homestead, flanked by horse pastures and secluded from traffic on the town’s main road by stately trees, was built in 1831 for William Elliott White by contractor Thomas B. Hoover for $5,000. It was later the home of Samuel E. White, who founded Fort Mill Manufacturing Co.
1996: Drinking and smoking, once strictly prohibited, were now allowed at the Grand Radisson Hotel on the grounds of the former PTL Network. 1976: A special grant of $84,415 was awarded by the Elliott White Springs Foundation for recreation facilities in Fort Mill, Lancaster, Kershaw and Chester.
As we prepare for our yearly celebration of Independence Day, it’s a good time to look back at the extraordinary fight for freedom that helped birth a country. South Carolina is rich with Revolutionary War history, and some of it was made right here on the land we call home.
Double the size of Baxter, and that’s what we are facing with the Spratt land project. This is why I’ve said in previous columns that development has to go hand-in-hand with good planning and everyone can see that hasn’t happened.