The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Oct. 8, 1890 – “Mr. William Anderson of Harmony Station has almost completed a new and larger storeroom.”
HARMONY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Organized as an Independent Presbyterian Church no later than 1828, by Rev. William Cummings Davis. The church was located on an old section of Pinckneyville Road, near the Lominack home. The members met in 1888 to decide on a new site located on Musket Hill Road (Muster Hill) across from the home of Frank Gourley on land owned by R. M. Carroll. The congregation could not agree so nearly half moved their membership to Woodlawn Presbyterian in Sharon. Harmony continued with a weak membership to about 1910. Remaining members gradually dissipated into other churches.
My mother Eddys Latham Ware (born 1915) said that when she was very young her family sometimes attended a Presbyterian Church known as Harmony or Old Harmony which she described as being located on Old Pinckney Road near the McCarter Place. Wondering if this is the same Harmony Church referred to on Roots and Recall? If so, then this church was in existence somewhat later than the 1910 indicated in the article – perhaps as late as the 1920’s. She also said they sometimes attended church at the Pine Bluff School located near the intersection of today’s Hord Road and Traylor Road. Research by David Sherer has shown where the Sharon ARP Church operated several “mission churches” in western York County and Pine Bluff was one of these. [Information written and submitted to R&R by Melvin Ware – 10.9.14]
HARMONY, SC: This Post Office, located on Post Road also known as the Howell’s Ferry Road near Broad River. Opened sometime during 1818 or 1819 with George Carruth, (Caruth) as Postmaster. Joseph McCosh was Postmaster in 1852. This office operated until the Civil War.
The Herald reported on Dec. 15, 1900 – “We have received notice of the firm known as J.D. Cornwell and Son has been dissolved.
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