Although Clover was not founded until the Chester and Narrow-Gauge Railroad built a watering station in the area in the mid-1870s, its rich history dates back to the American Revolution. Kings Mountain State and National Military Parks, commemorating a patriot victory, are just minutes away. Clover's close proximity to Charlotte and the mountains has attracted many to York County, and its warm hometown atmosphere and strong sense of community make it a wonderful place to live. Images of America: Clover celebrates the history and people of Clover, from the early Scotch-Irish settlers to the present, with over 200 black-and-white images of local people, homes, industries, schools, churches, and community events. Readers are invited to contemplate a past filled with steam engines, horse-drawn carriages, and textile mills, while embracing modern-day Clover, including its sister city relationship with Larne in Northern Ireland.
About the Author
Authors Karan M. Robinson and Christina Stiles have compiled a retrospective pictorial history of Clover with the assistance of the Clover Public Library, the York County Culture and Heritage Commission, and Clover residents, who kindly shared their own photographs. Robinson and Stiles, both graduate students at Rock Hill's Winthrop University, have life-long ties to Clover. Stiles is the author and editor of several gaming books, including The Village of Briarton and Unhallowed Halls, and Robinson writes freelance articles for magazines and newspapers, including the York/Charlotte Observer.