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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

These Tea Partiers Aren’t Anti-Immigration. They Just Want to Close The Border. – National Journal

These Tea Partiers Aren't Anti-Immigration. They Just Want to Close The Border.
National Journal
Conley, 44, says he sees the impact of illegal immigration at the school where he works in nearby Cherokee County. The rural area is known as South Carolina's "Peach Capital" because of the large number of orchards there, which rely on migrants to




First SC bridge built using new money source opens – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

First SC bridge built using new money source opens
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
But SC Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison says that's too late. "The issue is a relevant one now. It's not something that we need to wait 6 months or 7 months until after the election in order to get the game plan for how we solve it. There are

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County track standouts earn berths to USATF National Championships – Cherokee Ledger

County track standouts earn berths to USATF National Championships
Cherokee Ledger
Needing top-five finishes to advance, 13 Cherokee County athletes combined for 18 national meet berths at the USATF Region 4 Qualifier, July 3-6, at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Among the qualifiers were a foursome of Creekview Youth Track

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Lady Chiefs’ Page commits to future – Cherokee Ledger

Lady Chiefs' Page commits to future
Cherokee Ledger
“I went to their camp last week and got to meet and play with their girls and coaches,” said Page, the 2013 Ledger-News Volleyball Player of the Year after helping the Lady Chiefs win the Cherokee County and Area 7AAAAA championships and reach the …

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Wormz Organic collapse latest in string of shady deals – The Independent Tribune

Wormz Organic collapse latest in string of shady deals
The Independent Tribune
CONCORD, N.C. — Area residents are picking up the pieces after the sudden collapse of Wormz Organic, which investors say was a scam perpetrated by a serial fraudster who's now sitting in a South Carolina jail. Wormz Organic appears to be the latest in

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3 finalists for Lexington 2 superintendent-elect announced – The State


The State
3 finalists for Lexington 2 superintendent-elect announced
The State
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — The Lexington 2 School District board announced it had chosen three finalists for the position of superintendent-elect, board chairman William Bingham Jr. announced in a release. The three finalists are Dr. William James, Dr

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