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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 deputy wins Solicitor’s award – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Cherokee County deputy wins Solicitor's award
WYFF Greenville
The finalists for the award – Ronnie Anderson of the Gaffney Police Department and W.C. West of the S.C. Highway Patrol – were also recognized at the dinner. Owens is a lifelong resident of Cherokee County and a graduate of Gaffney High School. He is
Cherokee County law enforcement honored at appreciation dinnerSpartanburg Herald Journal

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Primary Care Associates Job Fair Tuesday – WSPA.com

Primary Care Associates Job Fair Tuesday
WSPA.com
Circle of Angels in partnership with the SC Works Cherokee County office is hosting a job fair for primary care associates Tuesday between 9 a.m. and noon. The positions include part-time day and evenings. Duties include managing housekeeping, laundry, …




Magnolia of the Past, Ellen Axson Wilson, our nation’s first lady who hailed … – Rome News-Tribune

Magnolia of the Past, Ellen Axson Wilson, our nation's first lady who hailed
Rome News-Tribune
She was the eldest of four children, and the family moved around Georgia and South Carolina during the Civil War. In the fall of … She was devastated when her youngest brother Eddie and his family drowned in the Etowah River in Cherokee County. To




Upstate Drivers Can Expect Checkpoints, Heavy Enforcement This Holiday … – WSPA.com

Upstate Drivers Can Expect Checkpoints, Heavy Enforcement This Holiday
WSPA.com
Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller says they're using checkpoints to help get dangerous drivers off the roads, like one they held Wednesday night. "We got … The SC Highway Patrol says the partnership it has created with other agencies is saving lives.




Statewide home sales increase in July – Greenville News

Statewide home sales increase in July
Greenville News
The number of pre-owned homes that were sold across the state rose in July. The total number of existing residential units sold last month was 0.3 percent higher than the July 2013 total, according to Multiple Listing Service statistics from South

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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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