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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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Horse hit by vehicle in Cherokee County – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Horse hit by vehicle in Cherokee County
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —Dispatchers say a person riding a horse was struck by a car Sunday night. More News. N.C. releases Veterans guide · ACSO: Man exposes himself at Upstate… Stellar pitching and defense lead… SCHP: Head-on collision on …
HP: Man on horse struck by pickup truck in Cherokee Co.Live 5 News

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Body of missing woman found – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Body of missing woman found
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —The Cherokee County coroner says a missing woman's body was found Saturday. Coroner Dennis Fowler said the body was found in a wooded area off Horse Creek Road. Fowler identified the woman as Vicki Ezell, 50, …
Coroner: Missing Chesnee woman's body found in woodsLive 5 News

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Coroner: Upstate toddler dies after Bobcat loader accident – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Coroner: Upstate toddler dies after Bobcat loader accident
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —A 3-year-old died Monday night after being thrown from a Bobcat front-end loader in Gaffney, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. More News. Pilot killed when plane crashed into… Wofford beats Samford to …
Three-Year-Old Killed in Machinery AccidentWLOS
3-year-old SC boy killed after being ejected from Bobcat loaderMyrtle Beach Sun News
3-year-old boy killed after being ejected from Bobcat loaderABC NEWS 4
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Population shift in Cherokee County – Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Population shift in Cherokee County
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
For comparison, only two counties, Calhoun County, S.C., and West Feliciana, La., went from minority white to majority white populations, according to the Pew study. The Cherokee Nation's population has increased by more than 100,000 during the past …




SCHP: Woman thrown from motorcycle; dead in Upstate crash – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
SCHP: Woman thrown from motorcycle; dead in Upstate crash
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —One woman is dead and one person remains in critical condition following a motorcycle crash Friday in Cherokee County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. More News. SCHP: Head-on collision on Upstate.
One person killed, another one injured in motorcycle crashSpartanburg Herald Journal
Troopers: 1 dead, 1 airlifted with life-threatening injuries after crashLive 5 News

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Big tasks ahead at DHEC as screening panel approves new director – The State


The State
Big tasks ahead at DHEC as screening panel approves new director
The State
She served as South Carolina president at Duke from 2010-2012. Heigel worked on an array of issues, including development of new nuclear plants in Cherokee County and relicensing work on dams operated by Duke. She was involved in helping to settle a …

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