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Cherokee County Genealogy




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

“cherokee county” sc – Google News

2 die, 1 from NC, in Cherokee County, SC, wreck – Greensboro News & Record


Greensboro News & Record
2 die, 1 from NC, in Cherokee County, SC, wreck
Greensboro News & Record
GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Two people have died in a wreck on Interstate 85 in Cherokee County. Authorities said the wreck happened when a vehicle crossed the median and cable barriers, crashing into a van.




One SC, one NC resident die in Cherokee County wreck – Aiken Standard


WHNS Greenville
One SC, one NC resident die in Cherokee County wreck
Aiken Standard
1 SC, 1 NC resident die in wreck. GAFFNEY (AP) — Two people have died in a wreck on Interstate 85 in Cherokee County. Authorities said the wreck happened when a vehicle crossed the median and cable barriers, crashing into a van. Coroner Dennis …
1 SC, 1 NC resident die in Cherokee County wreckNews & Observer
Cherokee coroner: Aunt, nephew killed in I-85 crashSpartanburg Herald Journal

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Bridge over I-85 in Cherokee County closed after truck accident – WHNS Greenville


WHNS Greenville
Bridge over I-85 in Cherokee County closed after truck accident
WHNS Greenville
The Tribal Road Bridge over I-85 in Cherokee County has been closed to traffic following an accident on Friday. The South Carolina Department of Transportation said the bridge near mile marker 104 was damaged when it was hit by a truck. Maintenance …
Truck Hits, Damages Bridge In Cherokee Co.WSPA.com

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Nearly $1M In Pot Seized In Cherokee Co. Traffic Stop – WSPA.com

Nearly $1M In Pot Seized In Cherokee Co. Traffic Stop
WSPA.com
Nearly $1 million of drugs are off the streets after a traffic stop in Cherokee County. Deputies pulled over a van near the 96 mile marker on Saturday just after noon. When the officer came close to the vehicle, he smelled marijuana coming from inside, …




Sheriff warns community of ATV thefts – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Sheriff warns community of ATV thefts
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —Authorities are seeking information about a rash of all-terrain vehicle thefts in Cherokee County. More News. Man beaten, left to die under… Sheriff: Woman appears to be killed… SPD: Mom abandons 6 children while… Clemson …

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Report: Men arrested in Cherokee Co. for marijuana haul valued at nearly $1M – WHNS Greenville

Report: Men arrested in Cherokee Co. for marijuana haul valued at nearly $1M
WHNS Greenville
This is Cherokee County South Carolina, not North Carolina so whatever it is your talking about is an invalid point. Cherokee County North Carolina isn't even mentioned in the news article. Bradley 1 second ago. +9 up down. Share | Flag. This happened
Deputies seize $900000 in marijuana headed from Colorado to the CarolinasSpartanburg Herald Journal
SC deputies seize nearly $1 million in pot bound for NCWCBD

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