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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

Belgian firm opening plant in Cherokee County with 35 jobs – The San Luis Obispo Tribune


WLTX.com
Belgian firm opening plant in Cherokee County with 35 jobs
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
GAFFNEY, S.C. — A Belgian company that makes plastics used in the pet industry is opening its first United States plant in Cherokee County, creating 35 jobs. Moderna Products makes plastics used in such things as litter boxes and pet food dishes.
Moderna Products, a Belgian company that specializes in the creation Area Development Online

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Sheriff: Gaffney man accused of setting off explosive could be connected to others – WHNS Greenville


WJBF-TV
Sheriff: Gaffney man accused of setting off explosive could be connected to others
WHNS Greenville
Cherokee County sheriff's deputies, the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office BOMB TEAM, Chesnee Police Department, S.C. Law Enforcement Division, as well as agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the …
Man Who Blew Up SC Car Wash May Have Set Off MoreWJBF-TV

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Dollar Tree Inc. is establishing new distribution operations in the Upstate … – Area Development Online


Charleston Post Courier
Dollar Tree Inc. is establishing new distribution operations in the Upstate
Area Development Online
The company will locate its Upstate South Carolina distribution operations at a new facility in the Upstate Corporate Park, situated off of Interstate 85. Construction of the 1.5-million-square-foot facility is expected to begin this month, with hiring
Dollar Tree establishing Upstate distribution facilityGreenville News
Dollar Tree puts down roots in South Carolina with distribution centerCharleston Post Courier
Distribution center will create 400 new jobs in UpstateWYFF Greenville
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
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Woman Hit, Killed By Train In Cherokee County – WSPA.com


WSPA.com
Woman Hit, Killed By Train In Cherokee County
WSPA.com
Garrison was walking with her boyfriend just before the accident. The Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says “the boyfriend, who had already crossed, said he yelled for her to get off the track, but she did not move quick enough to miss the train.”.
Woman Killed While Trying To Cross Railroad TracksWLOS
Dispatch: Pedestrian killed by trainWYFF Greenville
Coroner: Woman dies after being struck by trainWHNS Greenville
WLTX.com
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Greenville Co. national leader in adding warehouse jobs – The State


The State
Greenville Co. national leader in adding warehouse jobs
The State
John Lummus, president of the Upstate SC Alliance, the regional economic development organization, said the Greenville County jobs were probably mostly incremental additions at existing warehouses. The warehouse job growth likely reflects growth in …
Study: Greenville No. 3 nationally in warehouse job growthGreenville News

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Coroner identifies man ejected, thrown 75 yards in Upstate crash – WYFF Greenville


WSPA.com
Coroner identifies man ejected, thrown 75 yards in Upstate crash
WYFF Greenville
"Speed was definitely a factor in the fatal crash however it remains under investigation by my office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol. I have scheduled an autopsy for Wednesday,” Fowler said. Blanton is Cherokee County's 13th traffic death this year.
One Dead After Cherokee Co. WreckWSPA.com
Gaffney man dies in single-car wreckSpartanburg Herald Journal
Coroner identifies victim of fatal Cherokee Co. crash, says spee – Live5News Live 5 News
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
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