Yorkville Historical Society

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

A Guide to Olde York:  The White Rose Tour – It’s almost here!!!   The Yorkville Historical Society offers this  fascinating history and more in a guided tour through the White Rose City. We hope to have this long awaited book available at our next meeting.

->***** Unknown, Check Back ***** Yorkville Historical Society Meeting – Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Russell Propst will present the new Yorkville Historical Society tour book, A Guide to Olde York.  We hope to have copies of this wonderful book available for sale at this meeting.

Strauss Moore Shiple February 27, 2020 Presentation References –  Here are web sites mentioned in Strauss’s very informative presentation along with some other related links:


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.

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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