Areas of Interest

Historical Facts

The first settlement in what is now the City of York occured in 1786 when the first couthouse for the newly created York County was built at Fergus' Crossroads. From the beginning, the village had the benefit of serving as the county seat and as a market center for central and western York County. Economic activity resulting from these factors led to gradual growth and the beginnings of a downtown area. The town was incorporated in 1841 as "Yorkville."

Today, much of York's history can still be seen by visiting the Historic District. The houses that can be found on Liberty, Madison, Kings Mountain, Jefferson, and Congress Streets reflect the quality of one of the state's largest Historic Districts comprising 264 acres.