Fort Mill is located in York County
between Fort Mill and Great Falls along Interstate 77 near Lake Wylie
. Fort Mill is situated just north of Rock Hill
and south of Charlotte
Fort Mill is part of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area.
The Town of Fort Mill, established 1873, is located just south of the state line shared with North Carolina. The closes town to Fort Mill is Rock Hill, South Carolina to the south and Charlotte, North Carolina to the north.
Fort Mill takes its name form a colonial-era fort built by the British and a grist mill on nearby Steele Creek. The area has a rich history. The Catawba Indians made their home here for many years. Scotch-Irish settlers began arriving in the 1750's and 1760's and a small settlement soon developed. Fort Mill grew rapidly in the late 1800's as textile mills were established.