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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

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Cherokee County K9s getting protective vests – The State


The State
Cherokee County K9s getting protective vests
The State
CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC — The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is looking to take a bigger bite out of crime now that its canines are being given high-grade protective vests to keep them safe. A donation from a Massachusetts-based nonprofit will provide …

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Gaffney Medical Center saddened by loss of nurse – WHNS Greenville


WJBF-TV
Gaffney Medical Center saddened by loss of nurse
WHNS Greenville
The Cherokee County coroner said a nurse was on her way to work Monday morning when she was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Pacolet Highway near Gaffney. Coroner Dennis Fowler said 48-year-old Mary Lynn Smith of Foster Mill Circle, in Pauline, …
SC nurse dies in crash on her way to work, officials sayWJBF-TV

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Upstate areas to pay several thousand dollars for winter storms – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Upstate areas to pay several thousand dollars for winter storms
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Holland Belue, assistant county administrator in Cherokee County, said the agency spends about an average of $500 per event on de-icing salt for walkways and entrances. The cost for labor crews is between $1,000 to $1,500 daily for each event.




Officials: Less snowfall than projected; stay cautious – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Officials: Less snowfall than projected; stay cautious
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Stephen Ellis, S.C. Department of Transportation resident maintenance engineer in Cherokee County, said crews have been able to keep primary routes, such as Interstate 85, passable but motorists should still be on the lookout for slick spots on all

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Flood sentenced in multi-state drug case – Cherokee Ledger


Cherokee Ledger
Flood sentenced in multi-state drug case
Cherokee Ledger
A Cherokee County Superior Court Judge sentenced a meth trafficker to jail time earlier this month after the defendant pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. James Flood III, who allegedly headed a … Flood, of




Bethel to host banquet Feb. 27 – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Bethel to host banquet Feb. 27
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
The Cherokee County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its first “Upstate South Carolina Salute To Our Heroes” scholarship banquet” in celebration of Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the education/ conference


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