Historic Markers Across South Carolina

William Hill (1741 - 1816)

Marker ID: SCHM 46-24
Location: about 4 miles N of Newport on SC 274
County: York
Coordinates: N 35° 2.874    W 081° 5.95
  35.0479    -81.09916666
Style: Free Standing **


William Hill, who served in the American Revolution and was present at many battles, built an ironworks near here on Allison Creek about 1776. Hill and his partner, Isaac Hayne, manufactured swivel guns, kitchen utensils, cannon, ammunition, and various farm tools. His ironworks was burned by British Capt. Christian Huck in June 1780.

Erected by York County Historical Commission - 1988


Two sided - Hill's Ironworks