Yorkville Historical Society

Founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York and its environs.

Trail of History – PBS Charlotte History show featuring the City of York.  Use this link to see the program about our wonderful York, SC.

See our latest Victorian Street Sign in memory of Jerry West

Stories of the Stones – Coming in Fall 2017
We are looking for volunteers for a variety of positions. If you are interested in helping or finding out more, please contact Jan Ramsey at 803‑684‑3844. The Stories of the Stones event will be at the lovely Rose Hill Cemetery, 229 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745. The tentative date for this is Saturday, November 4, 2017 with a backup date of November 11th in case of bad weather.

Events and Meetings:

Catawba Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Battle of the Stallings’ Plantation Historical Marker Dedication Thursday, May 18, 2017
This dedication will be at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Derby Downs sub-division on Highway 5. Please RSVP to Mary White at marywhite48@gmail.com or 803-327-0167.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting Thursday, May 25th
Our meeting will be Thursday, May 25th. We will have a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will start at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be at the McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745. We are very fortunate to have Brent Holcomb, well-know genealogist, as our speaker. His topic will be research and resources.  We will have a table with some of his many books and publications.  Follow this link for more information about Brent Holcomb. We hope to see you there!


The Genesis of York by William B. White Jr.
Copies are still available for this wonderful resource. The book is a brief history of the formation in 1785–1787 of the County of York, South Carolina, and also of the Village of York, together with abstracts of the first deeds to the 88 lots and 19 tracts of land shown on the village plan drawn up by Colonel William Hill, the proprietary.  Follow this link for information on how to get your copy.

-> Our 2017 Yorkville Historical Society meetings – You are invited to join us!
Our meetings will be at the wonderful McCelvey Center at 212 E Jefferson St, York, SC, and will start at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.  

2017 Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 26 – Our banquet
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, March 30
Thursday, April 27 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, reception at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 29
Thursday, July 27
Thursday, August 31 –  This is the week after Summerfest.
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 30 – This is the week after Thanksgiving.
December  no meeting – Our Christmas in Olde York Tour will be Dec 9 & 10.

If you have any questions or would like an email reminder of our meetings send an email to Debora Hutchins at dhutchins@bellsouth.net.

See more information on our Facebook page.

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