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.”
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)
Open the MORE INFORMATION link (found under the primary picture), to view an enlargeable, 1896 Postal Map of York County, S.C.
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