Thank you for your interest in Cherokee County, South Carolina.
The county was named for the Cherokee Indians who once made it their home. It was formed in 1897, and the county seat is Gaffney. Iron mining was such an important activity in this region before the Civil War, it is sometimes called the Old Iron District.
Today, Cherokee County enjoys a thriving and profitable local economy and an abundance of natural and manufactured resources. Cherokee County sits in a prime location just off I-85 between Charlotte, NC and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport and the Greenville – Spartanburg International Airport are both within 45 miles and the mainline of Norfolk Southern Railroad runs through Cherokee County. The Port of Charleston is easily accessible via major highways.
Cherokee County offers an unbeatable combination of such factors as an abundant and educated work force with customized training by South Carolina Special Schools, a diversified industrial base, a high standard of living and quality of life, pro-business local governments, and easy access to transportation routes.
Cherokee County has over 20 institutions that make up the Cherokee County School District. These schools range from traditional elementary schools, middle schools, high schools to alternative adult education centers.
Hall of Success
Cherokee County has graduated thousands of successful students. In an effort to showcase these outstanding leaders, our Hall of Success was born in November 2017. Each year, Blacksburg and Gaffney High School students research and choose alumni to be inducted into this prestigious Hall of Success based on academic and career success. We are proud of all those who graduate from Cherokee County schools and are confident you will find the list quite impressive.
KNOW(2) Cherokee is an initiative of the Cherokee County Community Foundation and the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation to increase the awareness of the benefits and importance of higher education.
The project states:
- I KNOW that I must be highly educated for economic success and high quality of life;
- I KNOW that being highly educated is achievable by me, my family, and my community.
Visit www.know2cherokee.com for more information.
Other area colleges
Cherokee County is privileged to have its own local hospital that is able to provide the county residents with a full suite of services. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare is a 125-bed acute care hospital. Some of the services provided here are:
- Acute Medicine
- Intensive Care
- Managed Care
- Occupational Industrial Medicine
- Outpatient Services
- Pulmonary Diagnostics
- SleepWorks Center
- Women’s Services
Gibbs Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer center located in Spartanburg, SC with a location in Gaffney, SC. It is one of the original National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program and Community Clinical Oncology Program sites.
Local Phone Numbers
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce wants to make all the information you need available at your fingertips. Sometimes it is difficult to locate a number to some of the most commonly-used services.
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce (864-489-5721)
Here is a list of some other local numbers that may provide to be helpful.
|South Carolina Highway Patrol||803-896-7920||Web|
|– Emergency Only||800-768-1501|
|Cherokee County Sheriff||864-489-4722||Web|
|Gaffney Police Department||864-489-8115||Web|
|Blacksburg Police Department||864-839-2331||Web|
|South Carolina Sex Offenders||Web|
|Station #10 Limestone St, 29340 (Gaffney)||864-487-8516||Web|
|Station #14 Overbrook Dr, 29341 (Gaffney)||864-487-8518||Web|
|Station #15 Cherokee Ave, 29341 (Gaffney)||864-902-1124||Web|
|Volunteer Fire Department (Blacksburg)||864-839-1608||Web|
|Gaffney Post Office||800-275-8777|
|Blacksburg Post Office||864-839-6381|
|Cherokee Mental Health Clinic||864-487-2710|
|Cherokee County Public Health Department||864-487-2705|
|Division of Motor Vehicles||864-488-1386|
|Cherokee County Animal Control||864-487-8529|
|Cherokee County Department of Social Services||864-487-2704||Web|
|Cherokee County Recycling Center||864-487-2760|
|Cherokee County Landfill||864-487-2537|
|Cherokee County Administration||864-487-2560||Web|