Yorkville Historical Society

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

->Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Our Banquet on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

This event will be at First Presbyterian Church, not at McCelvey.

Please plan to attend this year’s annual banquet to honor all the participants of the 2019 Yorkville Historical Christmas Home Tour.  The Historical Society will provide the ham, plates, service, and drinks.  Feel free to bring “sides” or desserts to share.  Respond to yorkvillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com to let us know if you can assist with setup.

Where:  First Presbyterian Church, 10 West Liberty Street, York, SC

               Park in the back and enter using the side entrance.

When:   Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time:    6:30 p.m.


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 are usually at the McCelvey Center at 212 E Jefferson St, York, SC, and will start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  

2020 Meeting Dates:

Our meetings are on Thursdays, and our current usual meeting time is 6:30 p.m.

January 30
February 27
March 26
April 30
May 28
June 25
July 30
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.