Yorkville Historical Society

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

Upcoming Events

-> Our next Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday May 26, 7:00 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745. Our scheduled speaker is Zachary Lemhouse, Historian with the Culture and Heritage Museums. He will update the YHS on current happenings at the Museum of York County as well as Historic Brattonsville. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!! 


-> Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2022, 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745.  All available reservations have been taken. This event will include a delicious catered dinner, music by Common Ground Jazz Band, performances by Shape Note Singers of Hickory Grove and premier food service by Just Wright Catering. This event is free to the community (reservations are REQUIRED). See our flyer for more information including how to register.


-> 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.


-> 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 hope you will select us as your Amazon Smile Charity

  • We have registered the Yorkville Historical Society as an Amazon Smile charity. 
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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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