Fort Mill Times

Fort Mill history: Do you Remember?


▪ Mrs. Kathleen Bradford Lytle, 81, passed away in her Oak Street home. Lytle taught elementary school for thirty-six years, mostly in Fort Mill.

▪ Kids 4 Christ, a children’s group from Flint Hill Baptist Church, Fort Mill, was preparing to sing at the upcoming Billy Graham Crusade in Charlotte.

▪ Fort Mill defeated Indian Land 67-14 in their cross-creek rivalry. Omar Morrison led the Jackets with 158 yards on nine rushing attempts.

▪ Tony’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant moved from Academy Street to the former site of the New Yorker Restaurant at 203 Main Street.


▪ Every homeowner on Marshall Street signed a petition urging the Fort Mill Police Department to help stop speeding and stop sign running on their street.

▪ Fort Mill and Northwestern opened the 1976 football season with a hard-fought 13-13 tie at Memorial Stadium. A 56-yard Donald Pittman to Tony Harper pass accounted for the Jackets’ first touchdown of the season.

▪ Mrs. Addie L. White of Fort Mill was recently elected Grand Deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.

▪ The Indian Land Warriors handed new coach Gary Moore a first game victory with a 14-12 win over the Lockhart Red Devils.


▪ Fort Mill student nurses Virginia Janie Lowery, Betty Jean Caskey, president of the class, and Lois Jean Barfield graduated from the York County Hospital School of Nursing.

▪ Miss Marian Ann McKnight of Manning was crowned Miss America of 1957 in Atlantic City, N.J.


▪ For the first time in more than a third of a century, a Fort Mill man, Fred H. Wilson, was named York County Supervisor.

▪ A Lions Club was organized in Fort Mill in the dining room of the McKibben house. J. B. Bozeman was elected president.


▪ The first bale of new cotton for the Fort Mill Township was brought in by Walter McKinney, a young farmer of upper Fort Mill.

▪ Mr. J. B. Culp of Charlotte accepted a position with the Fort Mill Lumber Company and, with his family, was occupying the Cousart cottage in Sprattville.