New state historical marker to recognize early Rock Hill businesses

Rock Hill Buggy and Anderson Motor companies to be commemorated

ROCK HILL, SC – During its heyday in the early 1900s, Anderson Motor Company had dealerships in China, Chile, Havana, Mexico City, Puerto Rico and Montreal. The automobiles were noted for their quality, luxury and technological innovation.

The company, as well as its predecessor the Rock Hill Buggy Company, will be commemorated with a South Carolina state historical marker at a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the corner of North Wilson and West White streets in downtown Rock Hill.

At least five of the 13 Anderson cars known to exist today will be on display at Glencairn Garden from noon to 4 p.m. The cars will then travel to the ceremony. Some of the cars will carry descendants of the Anderson and Holler families which founded the two businesses.

Historical Marker dedication ceremony
4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23
North Wilson and West White streets
Rock Hill, SC

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.