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Fort Mill Times Archive 

  • Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • 18911986

About

The weekly Fort Mill Times (1892-current) came into existence just as the forces of industrialization and development were starting to remake the economic and physical landscape of York County, South Carolina. Sadly, many early issues are missing, and much of what is known about the Fort Mill Times in its formative years has been gleaned from the Yorkville Enquirer, published in the nearby town of Yorkville. By most accounts, the Fort Mill Times began as the Fort Mill News, which was established by William Benjamin Ardrey in 1890. Ardrey chose as its slogan, "Do good unto all men," presumably in reference to Galatians 6:10. In 1892, Baptist minister John Eugene McManaway assumed ownership, and from all appearances, used his platform to conduct a long-running public feud with John Lawton Harley, the minister to the Methodist churches in Fort Mill. The latest available issue of the Fort Mill News is dated June 15, 1892.

Archive Info

  • 36,424
  • Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • 18911986

Source Information

Fort Mill Times, 1897–1986 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 31, 2023

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Learning from Suffering

Learning from Suffering

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Archive Info

  • 36,424
  • Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • 18911986

Source Information

Fort Mill Times, 1897–1986 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 31, 2023