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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

SC’s unemployment rate increases for third consecutive month – Spartanburg Herald Journal

SC's unemployment rate increases for third consecutive month
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The rate of those seeking unemployment benefits decreased in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties between August and September. In Spartanburg County, the jobless rate fell from 6.7 percent to 6.2 percent, while Cherokee County's rate dropped …

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SC officers search for escaped prison inmate – WCNC


WCNC
SC officers search for escaped prison inmate
WCNC
Mincey was serving an eight-year sentence for a burglary offense from Cherokee County. Mincey is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 167 pounds. He has the following tattoos: right arm (snake, dagger, joker, vicon, lion's head; left arm (mark, joker and




Federal report on SC schools released – WHNS Greenville

Federal report on SC schools released
WHNS Greenville
From As to Fs, the latest federal reports are out on how South Carolina schools are doing. And many Upstate school districts are performing well. The districts are graded on subjects including math, English, science and social studies for all grade levels.




Spartanburg County schools earn solid scores on fed report card – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Spartanburg County schools earn solid scores on fed report card
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Spartanburg County again performed well on letter grades released by the state Department of Education on Monday, and Spartanburg school districts produced three of 11 A grades across the state.

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South Carolina DSS Awarded $50000 to fight hunger – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
South Carolina DSS Awarded $50000 to fight hunger
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) recently received a grant from Benefits Data Trust (BDT), a national not-for-profit organization, to tackle senior hunger. According to USDA, nationally, an estimated 4.8 million seniors (ages 60
MUGS: Cherokee Co. Drug Operation Ends In 21 Being ChargedWSPA.com

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SC jail officer charged with DUI – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
SC jail officer charged with DUI
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
The various drug related charges are a result of a long-term operation. A two-day drug round-up operation in Cherokee County ended in 21 people being charged.Earlier this week, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit took 20 of those


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