York Town Clock – York, South Carolina
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English settlers founded the town of York in the 1750s. It was first known as Fergus’s Crossroads in reference to a popular tavern owned by brothers William and John Fergus.
By 1785, the town became the county seat and the name was changed to Yorkville. The founders traced their heritage back to the House of York, symbolized by a white rose, which opposed the House of Lancaster, represented by a red rose, in England’s War of the Roses. Yorkville was shortened to York in 1915 and the white rose has been adopted as an emblem of the city.
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