Holly Hill's beginnings date back to the early 1800s, when Governor Coppinger of Mexico gave a royal title of 4,500 acres (18 km²) on the Halifax River to Fernando de la Maza Arrendonda. The area was then sold to Thomas Fitch. Thomas Fitch eventually sold a large parcel of property to William Samuel Flemming Sr. in 1817. Flemming acquired one of the Spanish grants containing 3,200 acres (13 km²) along the Halifax River. In 1835 he lost everything during the second Seminole War. The Halifax area was again abandoned until after the Civil War but wasn't long till adventurous settlers seeking a better life arrived to take advantage of the natural beauty and enticing climate.
William Wallace Ross arrived here sometime in the 1860s and established a home site at a point which he called ‘Palmetto Point’. There he established the first Holly Hill area post office at his home which was called the Palmetto Post Office. Records of the Post Office Department in the national Archives confirm a Post Office, was established at Palmetto Point on July 21, 1868, with Samuel P. Wimple appointed postmaster. It was discontinued on July 12, 1870. This date is collaborated with other information that is known of them.
The city received its name from William Samuel Flemming, Sr. who was born in Holywood (pronounced Hollywood) county on the coast of Northern Ireland near Belfast.
Jim Tobin is located in your neighborhood and serves Holly Hill. Call him at 386.405.4411.
The Holly Hill Zip code served is 32117.