Fort Mill, also known as Fort Mill Township, is a town in York County, South Carolina, United States. It is a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, a city that is home to the NFL team Carolina Panthers and the NBA team Charlotte Hornets (now the Bobcats). The city has modern transportation amenities and even some direct flights to Europe. Fort Mill is also known for its peach orchards and the Anne Springs Closed Greenway, an extensive nature reserve consisting of approximately 9.3 km of lakes, forests and pastures that provide trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Fort Mill experiences rainfall related to tropical cyclones, but it's usually too far inland to experience damaging winds.
The town of Fort Mill was established in 1873 and owes its name to its location between two points: the first, a fort built by the British in colonial times to protect the Catawba Indians from marauding tribes from the north, and the second point of Webb's Mill. Fort Mill has not experienced any direct impact from any tropical system since 1989, when Hurricane Hugo devastated the area. Currently, the Fort Mill City Council consists of six board members, two of whom come from general districts, while the rest of the council represents each of the four districts. Fort Mill is the main community of the Fort Mill School District, which also serves children from the nearby community of Tega Cay. So how big is Fort Mill? The town covers an area of approximately 32 square miles and has a population of around 13,000 people. It is located just south of Charlotte and is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area.
It is a rapidly growing town with a vibrant economy and plenty of attractions for visitors and residents alike.