York County History Series

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND RECEIVED YOUR COIN. ALL THE COINS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT SO THIS SERIES HAS COME TO AN END. MOST OF THE CACHES ARE STILL OUT THERE BUT THERE ARE NO MORE COINS. THIS PAGE IS BEING LEFT FOR REFERENCE.

York County, located between the Broad and Catawba Rivers in the South Carolina Piedmont, was the home of several Native American tribes, particularly the Catawba Indians, before European settlement began in the 1750s.

Early settlement was predominantly by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, who played a major role in the American Revolution. Two key battles—Huck’s Defeat and Kings Mountain—were fought in York County in 1780, both of which were important Patriot victories.

The county was officially established by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly in March 1785 with the county seat at Fergus Crossroads, which became the town of Yorkville and later the city of York. Agriculture and mining, supported by slavery, dominated the county’s economy until after the end of the Civil War.

Beginning in the 1880s the textile industry became increasingly important, and by the 1950s it was the largest employer in the county. Railroads and textiles also spurred the development of Rock Hill and Fort Mill, which are now the largest cities in the county.

Complete the challenge by finding 12 of the 16 (must find at least 3 caches in each of the 4 colors) caches listed and answering the questions on your passport. All answers will be short answers found at the cache locations. you can then turn in the passport at the York County Visitor Center (N 34 56.229 W 080 59.779) to receive the limited edition York County History Series geocoin! These coins are only available while supplies last. After that, the caches will remain but the coins will be gone!

NOTE: The GC number for the cache "HERITAGE" is incorrect on the passport. Please change it to GC21HWC. Sorry for the misprint!
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Craig Sauvigne,
Dec 8, 2009, 8:24 AM
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