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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

SCHP: 2 dead after motorcycle crash – WYFF Greenville

SCHP: 2 dead after motorcycle crash
WYFF Greenville
Troopers said both were killed during the crash. The driver of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Two passengers sustained minor injuries, according to troopers. The accident is under investigation by South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Crematory concerns in Cherokee County – WTOC


WTOC
Crematory concerns in Cherokee County
WTOC
Protesters again gathered outside the Wellsley Subdivision in Cherokee County as they try to fight against a funeral home and crematory being built across from their neighborhood. The funeral home and crematory is being built by Cherokee County …

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Coroner identifies 2 homicide victims found in burning truck – WHNS Greenville


The Herald
Coroner identifies 2 homicide victims found in burning truck
WHNS Greenville
Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said two people found dead in York County were killed in his jurisdiction. … The homicides remain under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from York County officials. PHOTOS
2 arrests made after bodies found in burning truckWCNC
Coroner IDs bodies of 2 men found in burning pickup truckWSOC Charlotte
Bodies found in burning truck identifiedWYFF Greenville
The Herald -Gaston Gazette
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SC House to begin debating bill to remove Confederate flag on We – wistv.com … – WIS


Huffington Post
SC House to begin debating bill to remove Confederate flag on We – wistv.com
WIS
The South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday moved a bill to remove the Confederate flag that flies on Statehouse grounds to a second reading, which will take place on Wednesday. …. Harvey Peeler of Cherokee County. 33 other senators …
SC Senate votes to remove Confederate flag, third vote likely TuesdayWHNS Greenville
Haley: Senate rose to 'this historic occasion' on Confederate flag billWBXH

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Coroner IDs 2 killed in Cherokee Co. motorcycle crash – WHNS Greenville


WHNS Greenville
Coroner IDs 2 killed in Cherokee Co. motorcycle crash
WHNS Greenville
Two people were killed Monday night when a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Cherokee County. Troopers said the crash happened near Chesnee Highway and Cliffside Highway around 7:09 p.m. on Monday. The crash happened near Highway 11.
Two Dead After Motorcycle Collides With Truck Near ChesneeWSPA.com
Two Killed In Motorcycle CrashWLOS
Two dead in Cherokee County motorcycle wreckSpartanburg Herald Journal

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SEE IT: Georgia firefighters rescue dog in well – New York Daily News


WTOC
SEE IT: Georgia firefighters rescue dog in well
New York Daily News
The emergency responders provided him with oxygen and he appeared to be OK, the agency said. The animal was taken to the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. Santillan said his family would be interested in adopting both dogs if neither one is claimed.
Barking prompts puppy rescue from wellWTOC

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