Cherokee County

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Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American people.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

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

E – York County

S – Union County 

W – Spartanburg County


Created:  February 25, 1897                  Map of South Carolina highlighting Cherokee County

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 rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped ground in the center of Gaffney. The main entrance is located in the center and has a stone frame and a light standard on either side. The east and west sections project slightly from the main building. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County Family Court of the 7th Judicial Circuit. 


See:  The 7th Judicial Circuit includes Spartanburg County.


History:  The county was created in 1897 and Gaffney was selected as the county seat. 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 Building – Gaffney 




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




County Courthouse – Gaffney
















County Administration Building – Gaffney




Photos taken 2008