New state historical marker in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, SC – A new state historical marker commemorating the Rock Hill railroad depots and street railway will be unveiled at a ceremony at the Good Kia Car Lot in downtown Rock Hill.

Six depots built at that location between 1851 and 1912 served passenger and freight trains for 122 years. The final depot, built in 1912, was one of the few two-level depots in the United States.

From 1891 to 1918, a street railway connected Railway Avenue (later renamed Trade Street), Main Street, Oakland Avenue and Winthrop College. For a time, the car was pulled by mules named Lec and Trick, allowing Rock Hill to brag of its “’Lectrick” railway.

Historical Marker Unveiling
4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2
Good Kia Car Lot
White Street at Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill


Media contact: Ashley Barron
803.329.2121 ext 140