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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

Dog hogtied, abandoned in Cherokee County woods – Spartanburg Herald Journal


The State
Dog hogtied, abandoned in Cherokee County woods
Spartanburg Herald Journal
“They probably reported it to animal control. That's separate from the (Cherokee County) Sheriff's Office,” said Sheriff Steve Mueller. “They handle everything dealing with that and can charge folks with violations for cruelty to animals and things of
Cherokee sheriff's office takes over dog abuse caseThe State
Reward offered after dog found hogtiedWYFF Greenville
Dog Found Hogtied, Left for DeadWLOS
Examiner.com
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Cherokee County NC Sheriff’s Office Provides Assistance in Tragic Event – Fetchyournews.com

Cherokee County NC Sheriff's Office Provides Assistance in Tragic Event
Fetchyournews.com
Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced on 2/25/2015 the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office received information that the suspect in an Anderson County SC Homicide may be present or en-route to Cherokee County. The information …

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Santee Cooper OKs $4M economic loan to Cherokee County – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
Santee Cooper OKs $4M economic loan to Cherokee County
ABC NEWS 4
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) – Santee Cooper approved a $4 million loan to Cherokee County for a 50,000-square-foot industrial spec building to help the county attract new industry and jobs. The loan was approved through the Santee Cooper …
Santee Cooper agrees to $4M loan for spec building in Cherokee CountyGSA Business
Santee Cooper OKs $4 million loan to Upstate countyCharleston Post Courier

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SC dog left tied-up in woods, reward offered for info – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
SC dog left tied-up in woods, reward offered for info
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC. – The Cherokee County Humane Society says a family walking along Ferry Road found a puppy in the woods whining and unable to move. Sunday night, Humane Society leaders tracked down the dog they now call Marshall.

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Two re-elected to SCSHL from Cherokee County – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Two re-elected to SCSHL from Cherokee County
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
The Appalachian Caucus of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature that represents Anderson, Cherokee Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties met at the Appalachian Council of Governments in Greenville recently to elect each county's …




Lattimore shares knowledge with Upstate high schools – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Lattimore shares knowledge with Upstate high schools
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Lattimore, a former record-setting running back at Byrnes, along with several guest speakers including his stepfather and foundation president Vernon Smith, former South Carolina defensive tackle and NFL standout Langston Moore, Spartanburg County …


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