The Genesis of York


by William B. White Jr.

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 is available for $75.00.

Interested in purchasing the book?  

Email us at or contact one of these locations below:

Historical Center of York County, 210 East Jefferson Street, York, SC, 803-818-6761 or 803-818-6769

York County Genealogical and Historical Society, 803-329-3567 (Paul Gettys)