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.
In many cases, these same locations, have also been linked directly to the R&R “other” pages, associated with the individual names, and sites on the maps. To return to the master index list, click HOME.
R&R NOTES: In researching the history of the Capt. Jim Williams hanging south of Historic Brattonsville, R&R has researched the tour guide, Mr. Will or Willie Erwin. He was the guide for the party looking for the old Fox House (see the Bratton Store page on R&R). In 1900, one William S. Erwin was a small boy living with his parents near Guthriesville on what is today Hwy 321. His family consisted of: Joe Erwin 28, born June 1871, mother Julia C. Erwin age 19, born May 1880 – James C. Erwin age 3, William S. Erwin age 2, born May 1898, ____ Erwin age 2 months, and lodger James W. Erwin. Joe is listed as a farmer, Joe and Julia are literate and rent their home. Son, Willie or William is the subject of our research. As an adult he is listed as living near Odgen and working for the J.H. Milling’s farm. By 1930, he lived in a rental cottage in York. His neighbors were: Adam Page, Audry Lowry, and George Love. Willie Erwin was married to Sallie M. Harper…. Unfortunately, little is known about just how he was able to locate the Old Fox home south of Brattonsville. He had accompanied newspaper publisher Grist and Mr. Morrow on their search of the old house.
The Rock Hill Herald reported on Nov. 16, 1882 – “There was a burglery at R.M. Lindsay and Co., of Yorkville on Monday night and thieves got about $500. in goods.”
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