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York in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town of Yorkville / Town of York

 
 
Town of Yorkville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
1. Town of Yorkville Marker
Inscription.
Town of Yorkville
Formerly known as Fergus's Cross Roads, later Yorkville, this county seat was established in 1785 on land originally granted to John Miller in 1767. According to Robert Mills, the town in 1826 had 8 stores, 5 taverns, a male and female academy, post office, printing office, and about 80 houses. The coming of the railroad in 1852 brought prosperity which was reflected in fine homes, public buildings, and educational institutions.

Town of York
During the Reconstruction period, turmoil in this area resulted in the sending of Federal troops under Col. Lewis Merrill to Yorkville and the declaration of martial law in 1871. Merrill was stationed at nearby Roses's Hotel. During this time the agricultural economy of the area suffered greatly, but Reconstruction ended in 1876 and recovery gradually took place. In 1896 textiles came to the town, whose name was changed to York in 1915.
 
Erected 1981 by York County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 46-20.)
 
Location. 34° 59.679′ N, 81° 14.404′ W. Marker is in York, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on N. Roosevelt Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: York SC 29745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
2. Town of York Marker
At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity M. E. Church, South (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic York (about 600 feet away); York County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Bratton House Site / Jefferson Davis's Flight (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnett Brothers Circus, 1929 ~ 1945 / Bennett Brothers Circus, 1929 ~ 1938 (approx. mile away); York County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); David E. Finley Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); King's Mountain Military Academy Site / Micah Jenkins (approx. 0.7 miles away); King's Mountain Battleground (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of York. York is the county seat of York County and enjoys an intimate character of a small friendly community. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. York, South Carolina. York is a city in York County, South Carolina, United States. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Col. Lewis Merrill. Lewis Merrill (1834-96) was a career officer in the United States Army noted for his work in resisting the early Ku Klux Klan organization in several Southern
Town of Yorkville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
3. Town of Yorkville Marker
states. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. York Historic District. The marker is located within the boundary of the York Historic District. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Town of York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
4. Town of York Marker
Marker is adjacent to York City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
5. Marker is adjacent to York City Hall
From the National Register nomination form: "Built in 1929, the York City Hall is a two-story brick commercial structure with projecting parapet wall."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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