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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

Child abduction attempt reported in Cherokee County – WTOC


WTOC
Child abduction attempt reported in Cherokee County
WTOC
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday afternoon the agency is investigating an attempted child abduction. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. It happened at approximately 8 a.m. on Deer Hollow Drive in the Wyngate Neighborhood in Woodstock …

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Upstate storms delay games and produce damage – Live 5 News


Live 5 News
Upstate storms delay games and produce damage
Live 5 News
Another severe storm has developed over Cherokee County. Storms delayed several games, including Blue Ridge versus J.L. Mann, Christ Church versus Eastside, Union and Spartanburg, Gaffney versus Boiling Springs and Byrnes versus Mallard Creek.

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City of Shelby and the Town of Boiling Springs call for voluntary water … – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
City of Shelby and the Town of Boiling Springs call for voluntary water
Shelby Star
… Mooresboro, Patterson Springs, Polkville and Waco. It also severs areas of Lincoln County, Gaston County, Rutherford County and Cherokee County in South Carolina. Cleveland County Water serves a population of 57,212 with 1,100 miles of waterlines.




Where Can I Find Gibbs? – WYFF Greenville

Where Can I Find Gibbs?
WYFF Greenville
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute's nationally recognized cancer treatment program came to Gaffney, S.C., in Cherokee County in fall 2011. Since then, a multidisciplinary team of experts has provided comprehensive cancer prevention, diagnosis, …

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Dispute over buried cash beneath Upstate home settled in court – WYFF Greenville

Dispute over buried cash beneath Upstate home settled in court
WYFF Greenville
Cherokee County, S.C. —A treasure hunt of sorts for buried cash under someone's basement was settled in a Cherokee County court Thursday. More News. Sheriff shares gruesome details death… Pedestrian hit, killed while walking… National Guard

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Cherokee County law enforcement team wins Greer PD tournament – GreerToday

Cherokee County law enforcement team wins Greer PD tournament
GreerToday
The Cherokee County Peach City Fuzz won the 4th annual Greer Police Department softball tournament at Century B Park by winning the final two games of he double elimination tournament. The Greenville City Blue Bombers finished second and the …


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