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ROCK HILL: Rock hill became a town in 1852 when the Charlotte - Columbia - Augusta Railroad was completed. Cotton was the main industry in the city until the late 1800's, when mills were built and the cotton, instead of being shipped out for milling, was turned into cloth right here. Mill villages sprang up and the population center of the
county began to change.
Watkins Grill, the Main Street location.
Watkins has been a destination for downtown
residents for more than fifty years.
A photo history of the town adorns the walls.
When we started still at this location. By the time the year was up, they had moved. It seemed fitting to begin and end our tour with the same business in different locations. In 1999 Watkins closed