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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

SC needs billions to fix state’s interstates – The State

SC needs billions to fix state's interstates
The State
Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler of Gaffney said he was particularly upset over the fact that a 10-mile segment of Interstate 85 in Cherokee County is in "desperate" need of widening, with 76,000 daily motorists on average, but no funds are

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Duke Expects US Approval This Year For SC Nuclear Plant – WFAE


WFAE
Duke Expects US Approval This Year For SC Nuclear Plant
WFAE
But the utility may soon get the go ahead to begin construction on a new one, in Cherokee County, South Carolina. The process is a long one – Duke first asked regulators for the construction and operating license in 2007. CEO Lynn Good says the




County athletes solidify futures on National Signing Day – Cherokee Ledger


Cherokee Ledger
County athletes solidify futures on National Signing Day
Cherokee Ledger
Cherokee County athletes were no exception, as nearly 60 gathered at the Northside Hospital Conference Center for a ceremony. In total, 58 student-athletes were joined on stage by coaches, administrators and family to officially accept their scholarships.




Cherokee County: Success requires better trained workforce – GSA Business


GSA Business
Cherokee County: Success requires better trained workforce
GSA Business
Cook said the state border county has recorded close to $300 million in investments and 1,300 new jobs in recent years. County officials have invested in a 50,000-square-foot, expandable spec building, their first, and former SC Works Cherokee Center …

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Young Cherokee (Feb. 10, 2016) – Cherokee Ledger

Young Cherokee (Feb. 10, 2016)
Cherokee Ledger
Cherokee County had many residents who made the dean's list at Valdosta State University for fall 2015. They are: Maggi Adams, of Woodstock, Jessica Aderhold, of Canton, Claire Bailey, of Woodstock, Samantha Cohen, of Woodstock, Stephanie Carreno, …




Students invited to apply for unique BMW, SRHS camp – GreerToday

Students invited to apply for unique BMW, SRHS camp
GreerToday
Interested applicants must be a rising high school senior in Greenville, Spartanburg or Cherokee County Schools, provide a letter of recommendation from their high school guidance counselor or teacher, and have a valid South Carolina Driver's license

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