South Carolina Genealogy Directory  |  South Carolina Genealogy Forum  |  South Carolina Genealogy Newsletter



Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion

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

Halloween curfew for some SC sex offenders – WIS

Halloween curfew for some SC sex offenders
WIS
… 08:29:18 GMT. A CBS46 investigation into a career criminal led to her eviction in Cherokee County on Wednesday. More >> … COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – Hundreds of sex offenders across South Carolina are again subject to some restrictions this Halloween.




LeBron falters in emotional return to Cleveland – WIS

LeBron falters in emotional return to Cleveland
WIS
(AP Photo/Mark Duncan). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, talks with Kyrie Irving (2) and Kevin Love during practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, shoots during …




Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal – WIS

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal
WIS
(AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File). FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N




Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed – WIS

Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed
WIS
… 2014 4:29 AM EDT2014-10-31 08:29:18 GMT. A CBS46 investigation into a career criminal led to her eviction in Cherokee County on Wednesday. More >>. A CBS46 investigation into a career criminal led to her eviction in Cherokee County on Wednesday.

and more »




APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people – WIS

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
WIS
… 2014 4:29 AM EDT2014-10-31 08:29:18 GMT. A CBS46 investigation into a career criminal led to her eviction in Cherokee County on Wednesday. More >>. A CBS46 investigation into a career criminal led to her eviction in Cherokee County on Wednesday.

and more »




BREAKING: SC Supreme Court tells probate judges to hold off issuing same-sex … – The State


The State
BREAKING: SC Supreme Court tells probate judges to hold off issuing same-sex
The State
“I have advised my fellow judges to review the federal decision in relation to the S.C. Constitution and decide whether to accept or deny the application based on each judge's individual interpretation,” Cherokee County Probate Judge Joshua Queen said.
Judge Accepts S.C.'s First Marriage Application From Same-Sex CoupleAdvocate.com
Richland, Charleston counties issuing marriage license applications to same Hilton Head Island Packet
Upstate probate courts not issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couplesSpartanburg Herald Journal
WIS
all 729 news articles »


Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion