Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Grindal Shoals and Cherokee Ford roads crossed here when this land was orininally granted to John Sarratt in 1799 by the State of South Carolina. Michael Gaffney purchased the land in 1804 and by 1820 Gaffney's Tavern was located at the crossroads. In 1873 John R. Logan laid out the present street plan, and Gaffney was incorporated as a town in 1875.
Erected 1977 by Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society. (Marker Number 11-2.)
Location. 35° 4.412′ N, 81° 39.026′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on North Granard Street (U.S. 29) near West Floyd Baker Boulevard (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 North Granard Street, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Gaffney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Michael Gaffney (about 500 feet away); Col. James Williams (about 500 feet away); Cherokee County Veterans Monument Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); Cherokee County WW I Rememberence (about 600 feet away); Gaffney Cornerstone (about 600 feet away); Michael Gaffney Home (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Gaffney, S.C. Gaffney is a city located in the Upstate of South Carolina. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Gaffney, seat of Cherokee County, is a textile manufacturing town and marketing center for farmers. On "Sales Monday" the town resembles an Eastern bazaar; people gather from the surrounding countryside to trade eggs, butter, and livestock for brogans, coffee, and snuff. Held the first Monday in each month, the occasion was known for years as "swap day," "trade day," or "bone yard day." Like poor Jack in the old fairy story, some farmers bring a cow to the market and go home with things less useful than a handful of beans.
— Submitted October 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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