City Directories and History: Walker’s 1910 Postal Route map is an invaluable tool in tracking historical locations in York County’s early 20th century rural communities. Each section is tagged with the names associated with that particular area. Be sure to open the MORE INFORMATION / ENLARGEABLE MAP link for the enlargeable PDF map which users can easily study.
The Yorkville Enquirer of Jan. 18, 1893 reported, “A little daughter of Mr. Joseph Miskelly, who lives at Jones Mill, about 2.25 miles south of Yorkville, met with a horrible accident last week that resulted in her death on Tuesday. The little girls mother left her in the house with a three year old son of Mr. William J. Jones, and went out for a short while about her work. During the mother’s absence the child’s clothing caught fire, and before help could be had, she was terribly burned…”
The Herald on Dec. 19, 1900 – “A new ARP Church, to be known as Hebron, was organized about four miles southwest of Yorkville last Saturday. The twenty-three members came largely from Sharon.”
“Hebron (ARP) (“Union”), 1900, York County. The congregation disbanded about 1907. See Genesis 35:27— “And Jacob came to Isaac his father unto . . . the city of Arbah, which is Hebron. . . .”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
HEBRON A. R. P. CHURCH
A congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was organized by First Presbytery in December 1900 in York County. Named Hebron, it was an outgrowth of the Sharon A. R. P. Church. For several years previous to the organization, Rev. J. S. Grier, pastor of Sharon, had been preaching occasionally for the convenience of some of the members living near the Hebron School. The church was organized with 26 members from Sharon. Rev. Grier was called as pastor and installed in July 1901. The elders were J. E. Gettys, E. B. Carnes, and J. J. Gaulden. The church never had a house of worship, using the school throughout their history. In 1905, Rev. W. C. Ewart, pastor of the York A. R. P. Church was preaching for them. The membership was 19 at this time. After 1907, the church was dropped from the role of Synod.
Source: The Sesquicentennial History of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1951, Published by the General Synod, page 439.
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