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York County Genealogy

York County, SC was formed in 1785 as a part of the Camden District, in 1791 it became a part of the Pinckney District and finally was seperate in 1800 when the Pinckney district was abolished. The area was originally inhabited by the Catawba Indians, until a treaty in 1763 gave the Catawba’s land to the colonists. Today, the Catawba’s are the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of South Carolina. The Battle of Kings Mountain in the Revolutionary War was fought within the boundaries of the current York County, as was the battle of Williamsons Plantation. (Both of these were in 1780.)

York County, SC was named for York County Pennsylvania. In 1897, Cherokee County was formed from part of York County, SC.

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York County South Carolina Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 3061 Crs
Rock Hill, SC 29732


USGS listing of cemeteries in York County

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Cities and towns of York County:

Fort Mill
Hickory Grove
India Hook
Lake Wylie
Rock Hill
Tega Cay

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