Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites in the historic district of York, SC    Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8,  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. both days.  We have 5 historic homes, a business and a church on this year’s wonderful tour.  Tickets will be available during the tour at Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 E. Liberty Street, York, SC or online in advance.

Use these links for more information:

We will have the tour rain or shine, but if there is sleet or snow we will post information about the tour status here.

We hope you can join us!


-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. (note: we have an earlier meeting date because of Thanksgiving) at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC. We are delighted that Seth Duncan, the York City Manager will speak on what he has seen so far and what he sees for the future of York, SC.

-> Yorkville Historical Society, no meeting in December.  Instead we have our wonderful tour of homes and sites


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.   

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

2019 Meeting Dates:
Thursday, January 31  Our Banquet!   Meeting Time is 6:00 p.m. instead of the usual 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 28
Thursday, March 21* (moved to this date because of the Humanities Festival)
Thursday, April 25
Thursday, May 30
Thursday, June 27
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, August 29
Thursday, September 26
Thursday, October 24*   (since  October 31 is Halloween)
Thursday, November 21* (since November 28th is Thanksgiving Day)
December – No Meeting – Our wonderful Christmas in Olde York Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites. Our tentative dates are December 7th and 8th.

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.