Gary Flynn

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POPULATED PLACES GNIS LINKS:  Abingdon, Antioch, Arrowood, Asbury, Beaverdam, Belmont Acres, Blacksburg, Briar Creek, Brookwood Estates, Buffalo, Buford Heights, Canterbury, Carter Heights, Cashion Crossroads, Cherokee Falls, Cherokee Hills, College Park, Connecticut Park, Country Club Estates, Crestmont, Dogwood Park, Dogwood Springs Park, Draytonville, East Gaffney, Easterly Heights, Etta (historical), Ezell (historical), Forest Hills, Forest Lake Homes, Gaffney, Garden Park, Gaston Shoals (historical), Glenhaven, Glenwood Estates, Goforth Cross Road (historical), Goucher, Gowdeysville (historical), Grassy Pond, Grindall (historical), Hancockville (historical), Harmony Hill, Hidden Acres Estates, Hillbrook, Huntington, Kings Creek, Kings Park, Laurelwood, Lawn (historical), Love Springs, Macedonia, Maplewood, Maud, Mercer (historical), Midway, Northgate, Penn Jones, Pleasant Meadows, Quail Hollow, Rosehill Park, Rutledge Acres, Rutledge Estates, Saratt, Shalimar, Smith Ford, State Line, Stuart Heights, Tanglewood, Thicketty, Wellington Manor, Westerly Park, White Plains, Wilburn (historical), Wilkinsville, Wood Haven Park, York Hills


It's very common for a cemetery to be known by several different names..!


If known, alternate names will be noted somewhere on the county's webpage listing. 


Contact Gary Flynn at [email protected], if all you know, is your cemetery's general area.


Cemetery names will normally be listed in alphabetical order.   Ex: Brown-Jones-Wilson Families 


Surnames will normally come before given names.   Ex: Brown Family, John 


Plantation names were not ordinarily shown on the Census. Using plantation names to locate ancestors can be difficult because the name of a plantation may have been changed through the years and because the sizeable number of large farms must have resulted in lots of duplication of plantation names.


Plantation nicknames names, if known, will normally be listed as aka (also known as).


It's assumed that if a plantation had over 100 enslaved workers, that there would have normally been a separate cemetery for them.  Often landowner's family graves might be located nearby, but always kept separate. 


Plantation homes were often burned after slave emancipation, because the landowner could no longer afford to pay their land taxes. 


Historical home locations can normally be determined by locating their existing foundations.



Cherokee County Cemetery Survey Book(s)


Book 1 = Tombstones & Cemeteries of Cherokee County & Surrounding Areas, by Gilmer & Amos, vol. 1


Book 2 = Tombstones & Cemeteries of Cherokee County & Surrounding Areas, by Gilmer & Amos, vol. 2


Book 3 = Tombstones & Cemeteries of Cherokee County & Surrounding Areas, by Gilmer & Amos, vol. 3


Book 4 = Tombstones & Cemeteries of Cherokee County & Surrounding Areas, by Gilmer & Amos, vol. 4


Book 5 = Salem Presbyterian Church, 1992, by Broad River Basin Historical Society


Book 1

Cover & Index A - - Z      
Book 2 Cover & Index A - - Z      
Book 3 Cover & Index A - - Z      
Book 4 Cover & Index A - - Z      
Book 5 Cover & Index A - - Z      


Family History Library - Books

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  • Cherokee County Cemetery: Near the Safari Camp Between Gaffney & Cowpens, South Carolina. Typescript. FHL Book 975.7 A1 no. 83.

  • Joseph E. Wilson Foundation. Miscellaneous Cemetery Inscriptions from Border Area Between North and South Carolina. Typescript. Microfilmed 1973: FHL Film 908151 Item 2.

  • Joseph E. Wilson Foundation. Old Isler Cemetery: On Knoll of Hill No. East of Eastwood Baptist Church, 5 Miles from Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online

  • Moss, Bobby Gilmer and Dennis R. Amos. Tombstones and Cemeteries of Cherokee County, South Carolina: and Surrounding Areas. 3 vols. Greenville, S.C.: A Press, 1984. FHL Book 975.742 V3m v. 1-v. 3.

  • Whaley, E.D. (Mrs.) Union County Cemeteries: Epitaphs of 18th and 19th Century Settlers in Union County, South Carolina and Their Descendants. Greenville, S.C.: A Press, 1976. FHL Book 975.741 V3w. Includes 9 Cherokee County cemeteries.


Research Notes:


Cherokee County was named for the Cherokee Indians who once made it their home. It was formed in 1897 from parts of Spartanburg, Union, and York counties, and the county seat is Gaffney. During the Revolutionary War the battle of Cowpens, an important victory for the revolutionary forces, took place there on January 17, 1781. Iron mining was an important activity in this region up to the time of the Civil War, and it is sometimes called the Old Iron District. In the mid-nineteenth century the resort at Limestone Springs was a popular retreat for low country planters. Writer Wilbur Joseph Cash (1901-1941) was a native of Cherokee County, as is actress Andie MacDowell.  (Submitted by: SC State Library / Mary Morgan, 31-Mar-2008)


AME = African Methodist Episcopal (N)   SMC = Southern Methodist Church   UMC = United Methodist Church   ME = Methodist Episcopal  

Zion AME = Zion African Methodist Episcopal (N)   CME = Christian Methodist Episcopal   (N) = Negro   (S) = Slave   (C) = Caucasian   (I) = Indian   (A) = Asian   


( 1 ) = Cherokee County Find-a-Grave Project

( 2 ) = Gilmer & Amos Cemetery Survey Books = County #, Survey Book # & Page #