Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Oakland



Marker ID: SCHM 46-19
Location: Corner of College Street & Sumter Avenue, Rock Hill, SC
County: York
Coordinates: N 34° 56.328    W 081° 1.625
  34.9388    -81.02708333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Rock Hill Land and Town Site Company, incorporated in 1890, bought and sold land here. Developing the area known as Oakland were company founders William L. Roddy, James M. Cherry, Richard T. Fewell, W. Blackburn Wilson, Jr., and subsequent associates. The location of Winthrop in Oakland was assured when the company conveyed 30.5 acres to the state in 1893 for the sum of $5. The college opened in 1894.

Erected by York County Historical Commission - 1981


Notes:

Two sided - McCorkle - Fewell - Long House