York County, South Carolina

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York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. According to the 2009 estimate of the U.S. Census Bureau, the county's population was 227,003. It is the second largest county in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Its county seat is York[1] and its largest city is Rock Hill.


Geography and climate

York County is located in north central South Carolina, along the North Carolina border. Its natural boundaries are the Broad River on the west and the Catawba River on the east. All of York County is within the piedmont region. Although heavily wooded in many rural areas and retaining a predominantly rural character in its western half, York County is part of the greater Charlotte metropolitan region and includes Rock Hill, the county’s largest city, as well as the smaller cities of Tega Cay and York and the smaller towns of Clover, Fort Mill, Hickory Grove, McConnells, Sharon, and Lake Wylie.

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