Winthrop's tree-lined campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The campus is centrally located near downtown Rock Hill, a city of just over 55,000. The city was chosen in 2009 by Business Week as one of the “Best Places in America to Raise Kids.”
Founded in 1852, Rock Hill is in the eastern central part of York County, S.C., which is adjacent to the Mecklenburg and Gaston counties of North Carolina. Charlotte is approximately 20 minutes away by car, while the Blue Ridge Mountains and Carolinas coastline are within a 3-4 hour drive. This area of the Carolinas is called the Piedmont.