Despite its name, the Yamassee War also involved the Cherokees, Creeks, and Choctaws in a far-ranging rebellion from the Savannah River to Charleston. Read the Entry »

Yarborough finished his racing career with an impressive set of statistics that would make him a legend in his sport. In total he competed in 560 races and compiled a record of 83 victories, 319 top-ten finishes, and 69 starts on the pole position. Read the Entry »

When Yeamans belatedly came to South Carolina in the summer of that year, he claimed the office of governor. Interim governor Joseph West and the Grand Council initially rejected his claim, but they accepted Yeamans as governor when a proprietary commission arrived in April 1672. Read the Entry »

The first major epidemic struck Charleston in 1699, killing about fifteen percent of the population, including many officials. Read the Entry »

The yellow jessamine is a twining woody vine with pointed, evergreen leaves. It climbs over bushes, fences, and even tree limbs. Read the Entry »

In the late nineteenth century, Yorkville experienced the same forces of industrialization as the rest of York County and the southern Piedmont. Cheap labor combined with low tax rates encouraged a cotton mill boom, and many poor farmers came to town in search of work. Read the Entry »

Industrial development in the late nineteenth century dramatically changed York County. Rock Hill was home to the first steam-driven cotton mill in South Carolina, the Rock Hill Cotton Factory, which began operation in 1880. Read the Entry »

Young promoted philanthropy. In Clinton she led efforts to create Whitten Village, a facility for mentally retarded patients. Read the Entry »

Young’s career followed the pattern of many suffragists. After active participation in Baptist missionary societies, she joined the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1886. Suffrage appealed as an avenue to temperance goals. Read the Entry »