York, South Carolina

York SC

Welcome to York County, SC

Originally, known as Fergus’ Crossroads for the tavern owned by two brothers of the same name, York was located along the stretch of road connecting Charlotte to Augusta, GA. When the county of York was established in 1785 the state statute required each county to erect a courthouse and public buildings in the most convenient part of the county. Fergus’ Crossroads was near the geographic center of the newly formed county and was chosen for the site of the new county seat named Yorkville. Situated between two Revolutionary battle sites, the Battle of Kings Mountain and the Battle of Williamson's Plantation, York was the only county in South Carolina to remain undefeated during that war. In 1860 Yorkville was the first town in the Upcountry with gas lighting. In 1915 the residents of the town voted to shorten its name to "York".

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A Growing County

York County offers so much without ever having to go up to the "big city". There's a wide variety of shopping and dining whether you're looking for large chains or quaint getaways. The county stays vibrant with an active event calendar and even a new Children's Museum. York County is home to the towns of Rock Hill, Clover and Fort Mill to name just a few. so even when you stay close to home - there's plenty to keep you busy.

A Rich History

In stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of Charlotte and the surrounding metro area, York County – with several properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places – has a rich history that is most evident in its architecture. Reflective of York County's historic phases of growth, structures vary from Italianate and Victorian to Greek and Gothic Revival.

Enjoy the "Wild Life"

For wildlife enthusiasts, York County is home to a wide variety of plant, bird and animal species, including some that have, unfortunately, made the endangered list. Kings Mountain State Park is a 6,883 acre retreat with two lakes and several streams for fishing and almost 35 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. With a wide variety of outdoor activities, it’s easy to see why York County is a favorite destination for Charlotte area residents.

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Schools are Just Minutes Away

Students at Handsmill attend the following Clover, SC schools which are in very close proximity to the community.

1icon Bethel Elementary
2icon Oakridge Middle School
3icon Clover High School

Learn More About Our Schools 

School assignment is subject to change. For more information call Clover School District at 803-810-8000, or visit www.clover.k12.sc.us