Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Our meetings are suspended due to the coronavirus

-> 2020 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes and Sites Canceled We are very disappointed to announce that our December 2020 Christmas in Olde York Holiday Tour of Historic Homes and sites has been canceled.  We hope that things will be back to normal and we can have this wonderful tour again in 2021.


-> A Guide to Olde York:  The White Rose Tour –  Our books have arrived!

To get our book from the Yorkville Historical Society:  The cost is $25 (includes tax). Since all of our meetings, book signings, and programs have been postponed indefinitely, if you would like to reserve your copy, please email us at YorkvilleHistoricalSociety@gmail.com. Include your name, address, phone number and number of books you wish to reserve. We will contact you to make arrangements for payment and local delivery.

To purchase our book locally:  We are delighted that these two wonderful local shops have our books for sale. 

The Divine Horse

43 North Congress Street

York, SC 29745




Farm Chicks Vintage

41 North Congress Street

York, SC 29745




To get our book from an online retailer:  If you would like to have a delivered to you or to someone else as a gift, please visit one of the web sites below.


-> Moore Park Sign – Another wonderful Yorkville Historical Project   This updated sign was put in place in April of 2020 at Moore Park on the corner of Kings Mountain Street and North Congress. 

Welcome to Moore Park
A Project of
The Yorkville
Historical Society
The Clean Community
Sign updated in 2020
In memory of Robert Scott Hollis
1962 – 2019


-> Mill Village Memories, written by Becky Wells Bradley in 2003  This wonderful book is about living in the Cannon Mill Village in the 1940s through the 1980s. The book is available for $15.00 each at the York County Historical Center at 210 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745. For more information on the historical center including hours follow this link. To receive a copy by mail, please mail a check for $20 ($15 + $5 for shipping and handling) to YHS, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745. The printing of this book is a project of the Yorkville Historical Society.


-> 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.   

-> Amazon Smile  We have registered the Yorkville Historical Society as an Amazon Smile charity.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to the charities selected by customers, and we hope you will select the Yorkville Historical Society. Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0739481

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meetings (Currently Suspended) Our meetings are usually at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745  on Thursdays starting at 7:00 p.m.

2020 Scheduled Meeting Dates – Meetings are suspended due to the coronavirus.  Stay safe and check back for updates.   

July 30 (currently canceled)
August 27
Sept 24
October 29
November 19 (Thanksgiving is November 26)
December – No Meeting

If you have any questions or would like an email reminder of our meetings send a message to yorkvillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

See more information on our Facebook page.