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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

The Recon Group Inc. Growing Quickly with Latest Expansion to South Carolina … – PR Newswire (press release)


WYFF Greenville
The Recon Group Inc. Growing Quickly with Latest Expansion to South Carolina
PR Newswire (press release)
TRGs investment in Blacksburg South Carolina has been welcomed by the Cherokee County Council, in recognition of the new economic stimulus that the facility will bring to the area. In addition to the 250 local internal jobs, support services such as …
Logistics firm plans $1.3M facility in Cherokee CountyGSA Business
Electronics refurbishing company to bring 200+ jobs to Cherokee CountyWHNS Greenville
The Recon Group Inc. invested $1.3 million to establish its operations center Area Development Online
WSPA.com
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Solicitor: Dad smoked pot before high-speed crash that killed daughter – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Solicitor: Dad smoked pot before high-speed crash that killed daughter
WYFF Greenville
Curtis Gray McCraw was driving north on White Plains Road just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when his car ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a street sign and trash can before hitting a tree, according to Cherokee County coroner Dennis Fowler.
Girl, 2, Dies In Cherokee Co. Wreck; Dad ChargedWSPA.com
Human remains found off I-85 near GaffneyCharlotte Observer
SC prosecutor: Man used marijuana before wreckRock Hill Herald

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‘Dateline’ to delve into former Upstate mayor’s murder – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
'Dateline' to delve into former Upstate mayor's murder
WYFF Greenville
CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. —So much intrigue surrounded the murder of a former mayor who was also a well-known lawyer, it sounded like an episode of "Dateline." And this week, it is one. The Dateline episode is called "Death in the Driveway.

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Cherokee County jobless rate drops – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Cherokee County jobless rate drops
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
Cherokee County jobless rate drops. By TIM GULLA. Ledger Staff Writer. tim@gaffneyledger.com. South Carolina's unemployment rate inched upward for the fourth straight month in October as more people continue to enter or re-enter the workforce in hope …

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To transport veterans – Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

To transport veterans
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
The Cherokee County Veterans Affairs office will receive a new van to transport veterans to doctor's appointments at VA facilities. The county was awarded a $37,000 grant from the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the federal government




Deputies: 2 charged with murder in nightclub shooting – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Deputies: 2 charged with murder in nightclub shooting
WYFF Greenville
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. —One person was killed in a shooting at a Spartanburg County nightclub. Now two men are facing … Spartanburg County deputies said two suspects in the case were arrested Sunday in Cherokee County. Deputies identified …

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