The Yorkville Historical Society has no archives, genealogical records, or research staff.

See information below about our very informative tour book A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour.

Below are several great resources:


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Tourism Sites:


-> A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour – This wonderful tour book has fascinating information and pictures about York and its history. Follow this link to find out how to get your copy.



The Genesis of York  This remarkable publication contains 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.

Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing a copy.


Mill Village Memories

-> 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 each at the Historical Center of York County 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.