HISTORY OF FORT MILL
Established in 1873, the town of Fort Mill, South Carolina is located between the Catawba River and the North Carolina state line. Named in honor of a colonial-era British fort and Webb’s Grist Mill, the town lies just south of the metropolis of Charlotte, NC. Like much of the Carolinas, Fort Mill grew rapidly in the late 1800’s as textile mills were established throughout the area. As the region’s economy diversified, other industries moved in, drawn by the region’s central location and mild weather. Domtar established its corporate office in Fort Mill in 1998, and today over 500 employees call either the Palmetto State (SC) or Tar Heel State (NC) home.