Cherokee County plans 125th birthday party

February 21, 2022 GMT

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — An Upstate South Carolina county has a party planned for its 125th birthday.

Cherokee County is throwing the party Friday in downtown Gaffney. It will include free birthday cake, inflatable rides and music.

The South Carolina General Assembly created Cherokee County on Feb. 25, 1897, from parts of Spartanburg, Union and York counties.

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said the celebration is to honor the people who live there as much as the county’s 125th birthday.

“If you look at our rich history, you’ll see so many familiar family names who worked to create the county in the late 1800s and build it over the next four or five generations,” Spencer said.

The county also plans a five-month scavenger hunt as part of the celebration. Each month will include questions from a 25-year segment of the county’s history online and in The Gaffney Ledger and The Cherokee Chronicle. Prizes will be given for the most correct answers.