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.
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on July 1, 1891 – “Dr. S.C. Fewell and wife, will soon return to Blacksburg and occupy their handsome residence on Pine Street.” (R&R assumes this is the same individual as discussed below.)
The Herald reported on July 11, 1896 – “A.B. Fewell, Brevard Fewell (J.B.), and Dr. S.C. Fewell will each erect dwellings in Ebenezer. The contracts have been let and the lumber is being received. The former will erect a ten room dwelling and the others will be eight rooms. On July 29, it was reported that, “work is progressing rapidly on the homes of A.B. Fewell, Dr. S. C. Fewell and J. B. Fewell in Ebenezer. Mr. (A.D.) Holler has the contract to build all three houses.” On Sept. 23, 1896 – “Mr. A.B. Fewell has moved into his new house in Ebenezer.”
The Herald reported on Sept. 9, 1896 – “Mr. R.D. Owens has finished painting the new homes of Mr. A. B. Fewell and Dr. S. C. Fewell in Ebenezer.”
The Herald reported on Sec. 12, 1896 – “That work has commenced on Capt. A.B. Fewell’s blacksmith shop on White Street.”
The Herald reported on May 17, 1902 – “The first steps toward locating the proposed new road leading northward from Rock Hill was taken Wednesday, when the route was surveyed by Mr. W.W. Miller by direction of the county commissioners. From a point near the Berry House in the northern part of town, to the Matthews Mill, thence to a point about a mile east of the Dutchman Creek bridge, where the creek will be crossed, thence to the Neely’s Ferry Rd., near the India Hook school house. This will satisfy many people in the India Hook section.”
The Herald reported on Dec. 17, 1902 – “S.W. Barron has purchased the Matthews Home in Ebenezer and will move his family there. J.H. Crenshaw will have charge of Mr. Barron’s place at India Hook next year.” (See page 119 – The History of Ebenezer Pres. Church by S. B. Mendenhall, the Killian – Matthews House)
The Herald reported on June 3, 1903 – “A new bridge is being erected over Allison Creek near the home of Tom Barron.”
The Rock Hill Record of March 28, 1907 – “The Post Office at Old Point will discontinued after April 15th. Patrons will be served by a carried on Rock Hill Route #4, Mr. Bishop Sandifer is the carrier.”
The Herald reported on Dec. 10, 1918 – “J.D. Coker of Hartsville who recently bought the Alex Fewell Home and farm in Ebenezer, will occupy it after the first of the year.”
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