Yorkville Historical Society

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

-> Our 2020 meetings are canceled due to the corona virus. Our next scheduled meeting is Thursday, January 28, 2021.

-> 2020 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes and Sites Alternative  We are very disappointed that we won’t have our usual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes and sites this year.  We are looking at some wonderful alternatives, and hope to have news on that soon.


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


-> 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 – Our 2020 meetings are canceled. Our next meeting scheduled for January 28, 2021. 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.

If you would like to be added to our email distribution list, send a message to yorkvillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

For research requests, a great resource is the Historical Center of York County historicalcenter@chmuseums.org.

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