Named after the Cherokee Indians that resided in the area before the Revolutionary War, Cherokee County was the last county to be officially recognized in South Carolina. After its creation in 1873 as an offshoot of the railroad, the county was officially established in 1897 and absorbed the northeastern corner of Spartanburg County.
As the heart of the “Old Iron District”, Cherokee County faced an economic downturn with the onslaught of the Depression, but the crash was softened by the cultivation of the peach. The iconic peach water tower just off I-85 in Gaffney, SC, pays homage to the crop. Folks throughout Cherokee County trust Spartan Waste to provide the best trash and recycling services around.