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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

Second head-on crash victim dies; Teen driver denied bond – WYFF Greenville


Charlotte Observer
Second head-on crash victim dies; Teen driver denied bond
WYFF Greenville
Troopers say the crash happened at 10:30 p.m. on S.C. Highway 110 near Cowpens in Cherokee County. Troopers say Tanya Jean Tiede, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Cherokee County coroner, Tiede's 65-year-old mother, …
Charges Upgraded In Cherokee Co. Fatal DUI CrashWNCT
Second person dies following Saturday crash in Cherokee CountySpartanburg Herald Journal
SC teen driver charged in deaths of woman, motherCharlotte Observer
Charleston Post Courier -Anderson Independent Mail
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Man on trial in woman’s 2010 death – Shelby Star


Gaston Gazette
Man on trial in woman's 2010 death
Shelby Star
Joey Lynn Clark, 43, of Wood Road, was charged with murder in December 2010 after his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend, Winter Wingard, was found dead on the side of a rural Cherokee County (S.C.) road. On the second day of Clark's trial Wednesday, …
Cherokee County trial continues for man accused of killing former girlfriendSpartanburg Herald Journal

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SCDOT plans to build bridge over Limestone Creek in Cherokee County – Spartanburg Herald Journal

SCDOT plans to build bridge over Limestone Creek in Cherokee County
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The S.C. Department of Transportation plans to build a bridge over Limestone Creek in Cherokee County. According to a statement from SCDOT, the project will require the temporary closure of Baker Road beginning May 12. The bridge will be built on Baker …

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Henry Matthew Hopper, Jr. – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Henry Matthew Hopper, Jr.
Spartanburg Herald Journal
SPARTANBURG, SC – Mr. Henry Matthew Hopper, Jr., 42, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was a native of Cherokee County. Mr. Hopper was the loving husband of Mrs. Kenya Ford Hopper. He was the son of Mrs. Sandra Camp …




Former Cherokee County Detention Center nurse accused of performing sex act … – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Former Cherokee County Detention Center nurse accused of performing sex act
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Marks was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center, according to a written statement from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, which investigated the case at the request of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. If convicted, the charge carries a …
Cherokee Co. Nurse Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With InmateWSAV-TV
SC jail nurse arrested on sex chargeWCNC

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SC man convicted again for exposing woman to HIV – The State


The State
SC man convicted again for exposing woman to HIV
The State
A Taylors man received a three-year sentence for exposing a woman to HIV, but is expected to serve two years of probation, according to a court document. Gregory Sean Martinez, 45, of 8 Cohu Drive received the sentence last week in Cherokee County.

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