Yorkville Historical Society

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

Our meeting start time for 2020 is 7:00 p.m.

->Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. We are delighted that Strauss Moore Shiple will be our speakerThis meeting will be held at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745.  In recognition of February having been designated as African American History Month, the Yorkville Historical Society has invited our own Strauss Moore Shiple to speak at this month’s meeting.  As most of you know, Strauss is the York County representative to the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, and her presentation will focus on the mission of that organization.

York County Library Genealogy & Family History Expo on Saturday, March 21th at the Main Library, 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, SC, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information follow this link.

->Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. John Shiflet will speak about the history of and the future plans for York Place.

->Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. Russell Propst will present and offer for sale the new Yorkville Historical Society tour book, A Guide to Olde York.


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 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745.

2020 Meeting Dates:

Our meetings are on Thursdays, and our usual meeting time is 7:00 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.

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