January 25th, 2011 10:44 PM by Wendy Thomas
This morning, we listened to Mayor Doug Echols speak about what the city of Rock Hill has in store over the next couple of years. Some of his comments opened my eyes to some trivia that I had never heard before about the area. So here are a few fun tidbits of information about York County that I hope you'll enjoy:
Clover was first referred to as Clover Patch back in 1870. That's when the area that is now the town was the site of a 5,000-gallon water tank that was used to serve the steam engines of the nearby railroad. Legend has it that water often spilled from the tank, causing a patch of clover to grow.
Thank you to the City of Rock Hill & Town of Fort Mill websites for some of the historical info.