About Us

The Yorkville Historical Society was founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York and its environs.

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 [email protected] or check our resources page.

Our mailing address:  Yorkville Historical Society, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745
Our email address:   [email protected]

Our Bylaws

Yorkville Historical Society History

Yorkville Historical Society Awards

2024 Board of Directors

Our Activities include:

  • Collecting and disseminating accurate historical information
  • Publishing historical materials
  • Sponsoring meetings for lectures
  • Helping designate and mark historic sites
  • Sponsoring or conducting other similar activities


Yorkville Historical Society Cultural Heritage Support:

  • York Circus History Celebration
  • Museum of Western York County donations
  • Wright Family Foundation preservation donations
  • Donation of books and supplies to Historical Center of York County
  • Donations to Yorkville Cemetery Association for maintenance of Rose Hill Cemetery

Yorkville Historical Society, Member of:

  •     Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies
  •     The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
  •     Greater York Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors for Previous Years: