Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Our 2021 meetings are currently suspended  due to the corona virus. We hope we will be able to restart our meetings in 2022.

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-> , Yorkville Marketplace Christmas Show Booth, November 12–14, 2021  The Yorkville Historical Society will have a booth at the Christmas Show at the Yorkville Marketplace. This will be a great opportunity to purchase our books, which are wonderful choices for the upcoming gift-giving season.

Christmas Show at the Yorkville Marketplace
108 North Congress Street, York, SC 29745
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 12–14, 2021
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
11:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. on Sunday
https://www.yorkvillemarketplace.com/event-information

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-> A Guide to Olde York:  The White Rose Tour –  Our wonderful tour book has arrived!  Follow this link to find out how to get your copy.

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-> 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. This book may be available at Books-4-Ewe Used & Rare Books, 15 N Congress St, York, SC 29745   (860) 940-9551

 

-> 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. This book may be available at Books-4-Ewe Used & Rare Books, 15 N Congress St, York, SC 29745   (860) 940-9551  Follow this link for other 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 are currently suspended – Our meetings are usually at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745  frequently on the last Thursday of the month, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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The Yorkville Historical Society has no archives, genealogical records, or research staff.  If you have a research request, you may want to contact The Historical Center of York County historicalcenter@chmuseums.org or check our resources page.

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