Cherokee County

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Cherokee

Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American people.

 

Created:  February 25, 1897

County Seat: 

Gaffney  1897 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gaffney

 

Location: 125 East Floyd Baker Boulevard / North Petty Street

Built: 1929 – 1930

Style: Neo-Classical

Architect: M R Marsh

Contractor: Brown-Harry Inc.

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story gray colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped ground in the center of Gaffney and is rectangular. The main entrance is located in the center with a stone frame and a light standard on either side. The center section has vertical pilasters between the windows. The east and west sections project slightly from the main building. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1898. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 to 1930.

  

County Administration – Gaffney 

 

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Location:  210 North Limestone Street / West Floyd Baker Boulevard

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Arthur W Hamby of Hamby & Rorke, Columbia

Contractor:  S A Miller

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story concrete, brick, metal and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Gaffney.  The building was constructed for use as the Carnagie Free Llibrary. The dark red colored brick building has a raised basement and a central entrance on the nortwest side. A white colored cornice runs below the roof line. An addition was added in 1937 to 1938. The contractor for the addition was S A Miller of Gaffney. Since 1972, the building has housed the County Administration.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Carnegie Free Library

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rutherford County, North Carolina and Cleveland County, North Carolina

E – York County

S – Union County 

W – Spartanburg County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Gaffney

 

 

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County Administration – Gaffney

 

 

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Photos taken 2008