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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 police searching for possible predator – WTOC


WTOC
Cherokee County police searching for possible predator
WTOC
ATLANTA (CBS46) – Cherokee County police say they are investigating after a 12-year-old girl says she was approached by two men in a suspicious truck. The girl says the men tried luring her inside with the promise of a puppy. "They followed her for a

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Deputies: Traffic stop leads to drug charges – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Deputies: Traffic stop leads to drug charges
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says a traffic stop led to drug trafficking charges. More News. Charter Communications reports cable… Coroner: Woman shot in gas station… SC school district requests early… Wallenda not …

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Tractor-trailer rollover blocks 2 lanes of I-85 – WYFF Greenville

Tractor-trailer rollover blocks 2 lanes of I-85
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —An overturned tractor-trailer truck is blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 and is slowing traffic in the southbound lanes. The rollover happened just before 3:30 p.m. in Cherokee County at mile marker 84, just over

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Heroin, cash, coke, guns and pot seized in annual Florence County interdiction … – SCNow


SCNow
Heroin, cash, coke, guns and pot seized in annual Florence County interdiction
SCNow
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Florence County Sheriff's annual Operation Strike Force ended Thursday night and resulted in the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and illegal guns along Interstates 95 and 20. … This year's

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Coroner: Medical condition lead to crash – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Coroner: Medical condition lead to crash
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —A Gaffney woman died from a medical condition, that led to a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon. The Cherokee County coroner said Edith Cox, 89, died Friday night, several hours after the crash. Investigators said the crash …
Gaffney Woman Suffered Aortic Aneurysm Before Fatal CrashWSPA.com
Gaffney woman dies following two-vehicle crashSpartanburg Herald Journal

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People on the Move: May 1, 2015 – GSA Business

People on the Move: May 1, 2015
GSA Business
She has completed the United Way Non-Profit Fellowes, Grantsmanship Center Training, Leadership Spartanburg County, Leadership Cherokee County and Leadership Union County programs. The board of directors of the Cancer Society of Greenville County


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