Our growing diversity of newcomers blended with the genteel southern families that have lived here for years has produced a special community of people with different backgrounds working together for the good of the community and creating an excitement that is hard to find in today's world. Whether you are walking down the historic main street or shopping or dining in one of our new venues, you sense this is the place to be, the place to live and raise your family. With the new library, the new YMCA, the Anne Springs Close Greenway and soon to be built museum, there is more to the Fort Mill area then could ever been imagined in previous years and it is continuing to evolve into the pride of the Piedmont.
Fort Mill is just a short drive down I-77 from Charlotte, North Carolina, just a few miles north of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and is bordered by the Catawba River and its lakes for boating, skiing, kayaking and swimming. Our five golf courses are used year round due to our moderate climate. For air travel, the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is easily accessible by either I-77 or Hwy. 160.
Fort Mill was established on land received in 1787 by the early settlers in this area. Originally called Fort Hill, the name was changed around 1830 to Fort Mill, after a colonial-era fort built by the British in the 1750s and a nearby grist mill. Fort Mill received its charter in 1873.
We are located in one of the most progressive counties in the state, York County, known for its forward thinking government, outstanding economic development programs and a determination to lead the state in benefits for its citizens.
In a list published by BusinessWeek magazine in February 2009, Fort Mill, South Carolina was ranked among the top 10 most affordable suburbs in the US.