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Cherokee County, South Carolina

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  • Edford Mullinax (1933 - 1988)
  • Ezell Mullinax, Sr. (1931 - 2014)
    Gaffney, S.C. - Ezell Mullinax, Sr., 82, of 501 Hetty Hill Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014 at his residence. Born in York, he was the husband of Mary Emily Ballard Mull...
  • Eugene Hope Mullinax (1929 - 2009)
    Eugene Mullinax 2009-05-01 / Obituaries Farmer Eugene Mullinax, 79, of 124 Wofford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son o...
  • Asa "Acey" Mullinax (1909 - 1968)
  • Annie Mae Mullinax (1902 - 1997)

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This area was occupied for thousands of years by indigenous peoples and by the historic Cherokee people before European encounter.

When European traders and settlers entered the area, they used the existing Native American paths: called collectively the Trading Path. The Upper Road and Lower Cherokee Traders Path were paths that passed through the piedmont. The former connected to Fredericksburg, Virginia, leading from the Virginia Tidewater into the Piedmont and to the South. The Lower Cherokee Traders Path especially connected areas in present-day western North Carolina, northern South Carolina and northeastern Georgia. In the mid-18th century, waves of British migrants and immigrants, an estimated 250,000 people, traveled by these paths into Cherokee and neighboring counties in the piedmont. This backcountry area was initially settled especially by immigrant Ulster Scots people, Germans and Anglo-Americans migrating into the area.

In later years, some plantations were developed and black slaves were brought into the area as labor.

The Battle of Cowpens, a decisive engagement of the American Revolution's southern theatre, was fought on January 17, 1781, in northwestern Cherokee County, north of the town of Cowpens.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Blacksburg
  • Chesnee (part)
  • Corinth
  • Draytonville
  • East Gaffney
  • Gaffney (County Seat)
  • Goucher
  • Grassy Pond
  • Smyrna (part)
  • Thicketty



The Battle of Cowpens

Winnie Davis Hall

The Zeno Hicks House

Irene Mill Finishing Plant

The Jefferies House

Battle of King's Mountain

The Magness-Humphries House

Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church

The Nuckolls-Jefferies House

Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemeter

Roots & Recall - Cherokee County