The Rev. Architbald Whyte of York County had numerous congregations. One was in Chester Co., S.C., which he inspired to kidnap and tar and feather the abolitionist minister, the Rev. Kendall in Fairfield Co., S.C.
Chester County Court House – Courtesy of the Chester Library
Image of the Erwin-Abell home – 2012
Gibbs – Saye Home of Chester, SC
Image taken of the Osborne home in the 1980’s
Home of Edwin R. Mills prior to moving to Rock Hill after the Civil War.
Historic Cornwell Inn in Chester County, S.C.
“In 1849-1850 the railroad was graded here. The contract for the part running through Blackstock was given Dr. J.L. Douglas, who did the work by slave labor from his own plantation, under High Bruce as overseer. The road was completed about the first of July, 1851. When the first train ran as far north as Blackstock, the whole country for miles around gathered to see it. It is said that there were at least a thousand people gathered to see it when it rolled in, and they immediately gathered around it for a general inspection.”
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982)
“On the street or public road leading from the courthouse on the hill towards Yorkville there stood next to the residence of John Rosborough, now occupied by the surviving daughters of James Graham, the following residences, viz.: the residence of Jefferson Clark where the present courthouse stands: next, a small house in which my mother lived after my father’s death, where Patterson’s law office is; next, a house occupied by Angus Nicholson on the north corner of the present street leading to the Presbyterian Church, which street did not then exist; next, a house owned by Mrs. Terry and converted into a school house, where Mrs. Ann Foster kept a school — subsequently the residence of Dr. A. P. Wylie.”
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982 – Joshua Hilary Hudson’s Recollections)
Image taken in 2014 by R&R