Yorkville Historical Society

2016 Meeting and Event Dates:

November 17, 2016 – Meeting

December 10th&11th –¬† Christmas in Olde York Tour of Homes and Sites

January 26, 2017 – Join us for our Banquet

If you would like an email reminder of our meetings email Debora Hutchins at dhutchins@bellsouth.net.


Genesis of York


Available at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, Historical Center of York County, and at the Yorkville Historical Society meetings. Call 803.684.2590 or 803.818.6761 for more information.

9 Responses to Yorkville Historical Society

  1. Nathania A. Branch Miles says:

    I am searching for information on my maternal grandmother, Alberta Good (02/02/1898) and her parents, Ulysses and Anne Good. Ulysses was born in York County (1876) near Broad Creek. My grandmother states that she was born in Yorkville and I believe that her parents were either married there or in Chester County. Any information on birth records, marriage and death records would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact me at the email address provided. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME AND ASSISTANCE.

  2. Heather Riggins says:

    I have inherited a book “Wilkes Family History and Genealogy
    Thomas Wilkes (ea. 1735-1809) and his Descendants” by Ivan Ernest Bass” 1965. Is this a book you would be interested in?


    Heather Riggins
    Princeville, HI

    • enrightd says:

      We do not have a physical location of our own and do not collect any type of books or historical artifacts. We refer people to the Historical Center of York County which is a part of the Cultures & Heritage Museums.

      Call 803.684.3948 and speak to Nancy Sambets, the Director of Archives, and she if they are interested in the book. If they do not already have the book I am sure they would probably be interested.

  3. Lori Brandon Crenshaw says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed the Tour of Homes! We did not have enough time to get to Arts on Broad. Is there any local artwork for sale now that the tour is over? If so, when and where? Would love to take a look. Thank you!

    • enrightd says:

      I am not sure about the artists in York. I know there are some downtown on North Congress Street. You might also check out Sandy Brindle’s art work in Sharon, SC.

    • Rena D Strawhorn says:

      Thank You soooo much for your comments on the Christmas Tour. Dale Barattini is the artist who had her signs displayed during the tour this year. Her number is 1-803-627-1476.

    • Karen Jones says:

      Lori, I am Karen Jones, Economic Development Director for the City of York ….I just pulled your message off their site from December after reviewing the site for updates. We work very closely with the YHS and are busily putting together an Arts project for Historic Downtown York. We are just now putting a plan in place to create an Artists Coop in a gallery downtown. The Arts on Broad group that you mentioned will be an integral part of this organization and we will be looking for “advisors” and “supporters” to help move the project forward. I would love to know about your interests and what you would like to see here, in the Historic Downtown, when you return this year – a terrific new Homes Tour is being planned for December! I would look forward to hearing from you! Karen Jones

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