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Rose Hotel (c. 1852)

43 S. Congress St.
York, SC 29745
(803) 684-2590

At the end of the War, Secretary Breckenridge, fleeing the fall of Richmond, spent the night in York and made a speech to the populace from its second story gallery, telling the people to "keep the faith". In later months the Rose Hotel housed six companies of the U.S. 7th Cavalry and two companies of infantry, "Occupation troops" during the Reconstruction Period. The notorious Captain Merrill and his troops continued to be stationed here until Wade Hampton was elected Governor, restoring order. President Hayes relieved them in 1877. The building was completely renovated and turned into apartments and offices in 2000.