On July 16, 1890 the YV Enquirer reported – “Mr. Joseph Miller will soon build a warehouse, Mr. Leonard Wood of Clay Hill is in Newport making arrangements for a residence and storehouse, and Mr. Taylor will begin making brick.”
The following article appeared in the Rock Hill Evening Herald on March 27, 1941:
DELAY COLORED SCHOOL BUILDING
Shortage of WPA Labor Results in Holding Up Construction
Construction of new buildings for colored schools in York County – a WPA project – is being held up for a time because of a shortage of labor, it was said today by W. B. Wilkerson, county superintendent of education. Erection of two urgently needed buildings however, is expected to be carried out, those for the Cherry Grove School in the East View District and the Carroll School in the Ogden District. The labor for this construction work is to be furnished by NYA boys. The old schoolhouses were destroyed by fire and the need for teaching quarters is urgent, Mr. Wilkerson said. By the time the Cherry Grove and Carroll schoolhouses have been completed, WPA labor, it is hoped by the county educational authorities, will again be available to carry out the building program for colored schools.
City Directories and History: R&R has divided the 1939 SCDOT map of York County into (28) sectional maps. Many of the individually listed schools and churches shown on this section are pictured. However, in many cases, the individual site also has its own post on R&R, which often provides added information and image. Be wise and use the search function to locate all of the entries for this and other homeplace listings.
This map may be viewed in its entirety by clicking on YCSCDOT MAP – 1939
“Tirzah (“Pleasantness”) 1803, York County. See Song of Solomon 6:4—“Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem. . . .”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on June 17, 1891 – “Mr. O.J. Peterson has completed his residence to the point it can be occupied.”
The Herald reported on June 11, 1902 – “That the Tirzah Ginning and Milling Co., has applied for permission to incorporate with a capital stock of $2,000.”
The Herald reported on Oct. 18, 1902 – “Material is being placed on the ground in Bethesda Township for the erection of a colored Baptist church to be called, Weeping Mary.”
MY EXPERIENCES AS A SOLDIER IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF BARNETTE, MY ONLY LIVING DAUGHTER – William Joseph Miller
(William Joseph Miller was born in the town of Ebenezer near Rock Hill, SC on August 12, 1845, and died on February 17, 1981, at the age of 72. In July 1916, at the urging of his daughter Barnette, he transcribed his memories of his service as a Confederate soldier in the 12th South Carolina Regiment. Editorial comments are in brackets.) In 1861 I was going to school at Tirzah A.R.P. Church to Mr. J. Penkey, a native of Virginia, and a school teacher by profession. He had spent the greater part of his life teaching; had a large school, including young men from adjoining counties. I was then fifteen years old. School was out the last of June 1861, and every one was talking of the war between the States…………. (Information courtesy of and from: YCGHS – The Quarterly Magazine)
TIRZAH POST OFFICE: Historian Harvey S. Teal’s, S.C. Postal History, 1989 states – Tirza Post Office operated from 1815 – 1825 by Postmaster Philip Sandefer, and from 1859 – 1860 by C.P. Sandifer.
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