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Cherokee County was formed in 1897 from parts of Union, York and Spartanburg Counties. Gaffney is the county seat. The name is for the Cherokee Nation which inhabited the area before European settlement. The name is also attributed to the community of Cherokee Falls. During the Revolutionary war, the battle of Kings Mountain took place here in 1780 and the Battle of Cowpens in 1780. Prior to the Revolutionary Period, this area was a buffer between the Catawba Indians and the Cherokee. At one point the Cherokee encourage a group of Shawnee to settle in the area as an added buffer against the Catawba.

There have been border disputes between North and South Carolina and at times settlers in this area might have considered themselves residents of Mecklenberg or Tryon County, NC as the state lines were negotiated. In 1821 the boundary dispute was resolved.

Cherokee County SCGenweb site

Cherokee County Courthouse
210 N. Limestone Street
County Administration Building
Gaffney, SC 29340

Census

1920 Federal Census transcription Ordered by last name

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Cherokee County

Query Forums

Cherokee County, SC Forum for Queries

Cherokee County, SC at genforum

Cities and towns in Cherokee County:

Blacksburg
Cherokee Falls
Gaffney (County Seat)
Kings Creek

News related to Cherokee County, SC

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Cherokee County deputy wins Solicitor’s award – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Cherokee County deputy wins Solicitor's award
WYFF Greenville
The finalists for the award – Ronnie Anderson of the Gaffney Police Department and W.C. West of the S.C. Highway Patrol – were also recognized at the dinner. Owens is a lifelong resident of Cherokee County and a graduate of Gaffney High School. He is
Cherokee County law enforcement honored at appreciation dinnerSpartanburg Herald Journal

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3 Nuclear Energy Projects That Could Begin Soon – Benzinga

3 Nuclear Energy Projects That Could Begin Soon
Benzinga
The William States Lee III Nuclear Generating Station is a proposed two-unit nuclear power plant that is planned to be located at Duke's Lee site near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is working on this …

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Man Dies In Cherokee County House Fire – WSPA.com

Man Dies In Cherokee County House Fire
WSPA.com
Ricky returned to the house to find it fully engulfed with flames. The coroner says Ricky Upchurch saw a passing South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who stopped after spotting the blaze. That trooper radioed for help. Coroner Fowler says the victim's




In Cherokee Co., A Push To Help 911 – WSPA.com

In Cherokee Co., A Push To Help 911
WSPA.com
Cherokee County, S.C. – Authorities here on Tuesday launched a campaign to get residents to comply with the state's fire code that mandates all houses have visible numbers. The plan, authorities said, comes after repeated incidents in which police




Primary Care Associates Job Fair Tuesday – WSPA.com

Primary Care Associates Job Fair Tuesday
WSPA.com
Circle of Angels in partnership with the SC Works Cherokee County office is hosting a job fair for primary care associates Tuesday between 9 a.m. and noon. The positions include part-time day and evenings. Duties include managing housekeeping, laundry, …




Coroner: Victim identified in deadly house fire – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Coroner: Victim identified in deadly house fire
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler has identified the victim of a deadly house fire as 62-year-old Michael David Upchurch. More News. Deputies: Man with gun robs Waffle House · Drunken driving suspect accused of.
House fire in Cherokee County claims life of 62-year-old Gaffney manThe Republic
Authorities investigating man's death amid house fireSpartanburg Herald Journal

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