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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

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Man who brought ‘Tiger Rag’ to Clemson dies at 92 – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Man who brought 'Tiger Rag' to Clemson dies at 92
Hilton Head Island Packet
GAFFNEY, SC — A legendary Gaffney historian who is credited by Clemson University with bringing the “Tiger Rag” fight song to the Upstate school died Tuesday. … Ross was also known in Cherokee County as the “grandfather of Meals on Wheels.”.
Robert Dean Ross, Sr.Spartanburg Herald Journal

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MUGS: Cherokee Co. Drug Operation Ends In 21 Being Charged – WSPA.com

MUGS: Cherokee Co. Drug Operation Ends In 21 Being Charged
WSPA.com
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 suspects into custody. The various drug related charges are a result of a …

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

SC's unemployment rate increases for third consecutive month
Spartanburg Herald Journal
In Spartanburg County, the jobless rate fell from 6.7 percent to 6.2 percent, while Cherokee County's rate dropped from 7.9 percent to 7.4 percent. Union County's jobless rate declined to 8.3 percent, a 0.6 percent drop from August. Nationally




People on the Move: Oct. 24, 2014 – GSA Business

People on the Move: Oct. 24, 2014
GSA Business
He most recently worked for the nonprofit consulting firm Alexander Haas in Atlanta. Additionally, United Way of the Piedmont's board of directors added six new members: Jimmy Blaser, the manager of Nestle in Cherokee County; Kim Jolley, a city




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




Supporters of Buzz Ahrens and Carolyn Cosby listen at the forum Tuesday night … – Cherokee Tribune


Cherokee Tribune
Supporters of Buzz Ahrens and Carolyn Cosby listen at the forum Tuesday night
Cherokee Tribune
In fact, Cherokee County joined the Atlanta Regional Commission in July 1993, more than 10 years before Ahrens was elected. It became the 10th county in the organization that helps local governments plan for the future. Previously, Cherokee County had …


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