City of Rock Hill  - General Information

Rock Hill, South Carolina, founded in 1852, is a business-savvy blend of historic charm and responsibly implemented expansion. The city is located in the north-central area of South Carolina approximately 20 miles south of Charlotte, NC along the I-77 corridor. Rock Hill is a growing community of 67,000 residents, and the City encompasses over 36 square miles. Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, SC and the only major South Carolina city in the Charlotte area. Rock Hill enjoys balmy summers and mild winters. The average high temperature in summer is 87 degrees Fahrenheit while average highs in winter hover in the low 50’s.

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"Inside Rock Hill" - A Must Civics Course for Residents of Rock Hill

Inside Rock Hill is a free one night a week (6-8:30), 10-week civics course offered to residents of the City of Rock Hill. This course provides residents with an in-depth understanding of how the city is run so they will be able to access services necessary to maintain and improve their quality of life. Instructors include the Mayor, City Manager, City Council and City Department Heads. The course is offered during the Spring and Fall and seating is limited. The next session will be offered in the Spring of 2013. Please sign up early for the next session by calling Dorene Boular at 803-325-2527 or e-mail her at

Rock Hill Galleria

Rock Hill Galleria is an enclosed shopping center conveniently located off I-77 at Exit 79, Dave Lyle Blvd. The Center is anchored by Belk, JCPenney, and Sears and offers a variety of specialty stores including Victoria’s Secret, Aeropostale, Foot Locker, Hot Topic, Yankee Candle, rue21, Kay Jewelers, and Bath & Body Works. Regular mall hours are 10am-9pm, Monday-Saturday and noon-6pm on Sunday.

Historic Brattonsville

Historic Brattonsville presents the history of the Scots-Irish or Ulster-Scots in the South Carolina upcountry largely through preserving and interpreting the story of the Bratton family. Featuring more than 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late 19th century, the site provides visitors with an opportunity to see the evolution of Southern culture and architecture in the South Carolina Piedmont.


Through a public-private partnership the Assured Group and City of Rock Hill have built the Velodrome and mountain biking trails, and are planning facilities including the YMCA and athletic fields. This is an offering unique to the region. Facilities and events will foster health, wellness and athleticism while providing a community-based environment that supports sports and entertainment. Locally, it will be a venue for families to bike, hike and play; a hub for organized athletic teams; and a meeting place for local cycling and kayaking clubs. Nationally, it will be recognized as a world-class training center for Olympic and professional cyclists as well as a host of championship events.

Landsford Canal State Park

Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, Landsford Canal State Park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835. The Catawba River  is home to the largest known stand of the rocky shoals spider lilly, a flower species found predominantly in the Southeast. Peak bloom season for the rocky shoals spider lily is during May and June. Favorite activities in this Piedmont park include picnicking, nature watching and studying the canal structures. Fishing is permitted along the Catawba River, and a paddling trail runs through the park for canoes and kayaks.

Catawba River Expeditions

Catawba River Expeditions is a family-owned and operated company.  We are a kayaking, canoeing, tubing family, with decades of experience on the Catawba River.  This is not just a business, it's our lifestyle.  We began this company to share the natural beauty of the area's waters with other families and groups.  We fully support and encourage all efforts to preserve the ecology and beauty of the Catawba River, and strive to maintain practices that minimize any adverse impact to the river.