Served as mayor: December 1, 1887–November 30, 1889
Hugh Parks Allison was born in York County, South Carolina to William and Mary Currence Allison. By age 20, he was working as a teacher in York County.
By age 30, he was married and living in Kings Mountain. He continued to teach once he moved to this area. In 1885 he started a newspaper called The Reformer, which stayed in operation until 1900. He then co-founded The Democrat. In 1903, The Democrat was consolidated with The Herald. Also, during this time, he became a Justice of the Peace which he continued to do until his death.
Hugh Allison was married to his wife, Catherine Dixon Allison, for 36 years until her death in 1906. The couple had three children.
Hugh Parks Allison passed away at the age of 60.