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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

Woman dies more than a week after car crash – WYFF Greenville

Woman dies more than a week after car crash
WYFF Greenville
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said 32 year-old Holly Irene Parker died Monday, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. The crash happened on Green River Road, near Gaffney. According to Fowler, back on December 14th, Parker was driving …




DHEC: Flu now “widespread” in SC – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

DHEC: Flu now “widespread” in SC
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
Although the number of influenza cases in Cherokee County have been low, the same cannot be said for the rest of the Palmetto State. State health officials declared the flu as “widespread” in South Carolina last week after reports of people flocking to




Multi-state Chase Ends With Wreck In Cherokee Co.; Suspect Arrested – WSPA.com


Charlotte Observer
Multi-state Chase Ends With Wreck In Cherokee Co.; Suspect Arrested
WSPA.com
CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. – A chase that started as a carjacking in North Carolina Wednesday ended in a wreck in Cherokee County, SC. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office tells us it started in Gaston County, NC when a suspect stole a vehicle and led …
Officials: Man arrested after 2 carjackings, 3-county chaseWSOC Charlotte

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Gaffney man among newest state troopers – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Gaffney man among newest state troopers
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
South Carolina officials welcomed 40 new Highway Patrol troopers to their ranks Dec. 18, among them Tyler R. Foster of Gaffney. Foster, a 2011 graduate of Gaffney High School, was the only Cherokee County resident among the Highway Patrol Basic Class …

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York County bike routes offer safer rides for cyclists – Fort Mills Times

York County bike routes offer safer rides for cyclists
Fort Mills Times
… Lincoln Road north from York to Bethel Road, then passes through Clover to S.C. 161 and loops back to York, with the option of following S.C. 161 to Kings Mountain National Park and into Gaston County, N.C., or taking S.C. 55 into Cherokee County.




Spartanburg Community College breaks ground on new facility – The State


The State
Spartanburg Community College breaks ground on new facility
The State
GAFFNEY, SC — The new $9 million Center for Advance Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (CAMIT) on the Spartanburg Community College campus will be a state-of-the-art facility, where students get hands-on training for highly technical careers

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