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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

Cherokee County law enforcement honored at appreciation dinner – Spartanburg Herald Journal


WYFF Greenville
Cherokee County law enforcement honored at appreciation dinner
Spartanburg Herald Journal
A Heroism Award was handed to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, S.C. Highway Patrol troop four commander Capt. B. J. Albert and Gaffney Police Chief Richard Turner for a Jan. 24 police-involved shooting at the KOA campground near Gaffney.
Cherokee County deputy wins Solicitor's awardWYFF Greenville

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Kids Count show some progress in SC and Cherokee County but overall … – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Kids Count show some progress in SC and Cherokee County but overall
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
Eventually, this generation must yield its place at the driver's seat for the next, giving them the opportunity to drive this state, nation and mankind into the future. Such also makes the job of raising them of greater importance, both in Cherokee

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Softball tournament to benefit fallen officers’ families – Greenville News

Softball tournament to benefit fallen officers' families
Greenville News
The public is invited to watch as 10 teams compete on three fields at the park to raise money for the Upstate SC Law Enforcement Fallen Officer's Fund, according to Greer police Cpl. Kara Blackwell and police records clerk Bethany Hembree, who are




South Carolina unemployment rises to 5.7 percent – Spartanburg Herald Journal

South Carolina unemployment rises to 5.7 percent
Spartanburg Herald Journal
In Cherokee County, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.2 percent, a 0.6 percent increase from the previous month, while Union County's rate reached 8.3 percent, up from 7.4 percent. South Carolina's jump was among the largest month-to-month increases …

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Daniel join Board at Upstate Forever – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Daniel join Board at Upstate Forever
Spartanburg Herald Journal
A native and resident of Gaffney in Cherokee County, Mike Daniel has had a distinguished career in public service in South Carolina. He served in the House of Representatives from 1972 to 1982 and was elected to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore from 1980 …




SC parks director named to new regional post – Rock Hill Herald


Rock Hill Herald
SC parks director named to new regional post
Rock Hill Herald
Kings Mountain National Military Park is in Cherokee County, along the state line. It is the site of a decisive battle in autumn 1780, when a group of American patriots defeated a force of American Loyalists commanded by a Scottish officer. The battle

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