old carnegie library
cherokee county courthouse
battle of cowpens visitor center
Gaffney and Cherokee County
Gaffney is located in Northern South Carolina near the border with North Carolina. It is the county seat of Cherokee County and has a population of over 12,000. Gaffney was established when Michael Gaffney moved to the area in 1804 and established a lodge and tavern by a...
battle of cowpens
the battle of cowpens was fought in january 1781 during the american revolutionary war. this battle was part of the southern campaign between the armies of british general cornwallis and continental general greene. on january 17 the 1781 the forces of british general...
the carnegie library was built in 1916 by steel magnate andrew carnegie. andrew canegie funded the construction of 2,811 libraries in the united states and europe in the early 20 th century. today the carnegie is the cherokee county administration building. the carnegie...
cherokee county courthouse
the cherokee county courthouse is located next the administration building (old carnegie library) in downtown gaffney. i could not find any architectural information of this structure but it's design is stripped classical and i would quess it was built in the early to mid 20...
pictured is the historic gaffney cabin located across the street from the gaffney visitor center. michael gaffney moved to smith ford in 1800. he bought 805 acres of land and built this cabin, a store, and a tavern. after the constuction of these buildings smith ford was...
a good first stop on a visit to gaffney is the gaffney visitors center. at the visitors center you can information on hotels, restaurants, and attractions of the gaffney area.
I don't think there is a lot to do in Gaffney. In all fairness I have not given Gaffney much thought or research. I remember that my college roommate back in the 1970's came from Gaffney, South Carolina. And I know that 30 years later my daughter and learned to stop and eat...
I'll never be able to read James and the Giant Peach again without visualizing Gaffney's Peachoid; a one million gallon water tower monstrosity. Visible from I-84, the Peachoid resembles a giant orange butt- even bigger than mine!The Peochoid boldly proclaims to passerby,...
First Baptist Church
A few blocks down the slight hill (possibly south??) on Limestone, you'll find this impressive church. Looking down Limestone, you'll see a few church spires which would make for a good photo in the right light.
At the corner of Frederick and Limestone (on the corner with Elmore's Barbershop), you'll see this historical marker that honors one of Gaffney's prominent 19th century citizens, A. N. Wood and his wife. Wood was a banker among other things and built many buildings in...
The main thoroughfare of Gaffney as far as I could tell was Limestone with the major intersection located at E. Frederick and Limestone. There is free two hour parking on the street, so I decided to get out and walk around the town. That took me about 4 1/2 minutes and...
daddy joe's beach house: BBQ
daddy joe's beach house BBQ is a very good bar-b-cue restaurant in gaffney. daddy joe's serves very good south carolina style chopped bar-b-cue. daddy joe's is well worth a side trip off I-85 in the gaffney area.
FATZ: Don't miss the fat fried food and ribs
This picture is worth a thousand words. At FATZ you get lots of good fattening food. This plate was priced at $10.00. I got a slab of ribs, fried chicken planks, real mashed potatoes and gravy, and brocolli smothered in melted cheese sauce. Your arteries may clog but the...
FATZ: Don't miss the dinner rolls
After being seated and ordering our drinks, soft drinks only because no alcohol is served in FATZ., our waitress asked "Do yall want dinner rolls first?" In my best Eric Cartman from South Park voice I said "Hell yes I want dinner rolls." Well I did leave out the hell yes to...
FATZ: One big FATZ restaurant
If you grow tired of all the chain restaurants along the Interstate highways in the South you will find FATZ to be a welcome change. You will find huge portions of food, most of it fried of course, friendly waiters and waitresses, and fun customers to dine with. Remember to...
You don't want to go here!
My visit to Gaffney was highlighted by an exciting visit to this crowded and bustling focal point of the community. Ha!!!!
Okay, here's where I came to make my court appearance in Courtroom A. My discussion with the judge was brief:
Judge: Mr. Mark Jones. 80 in a 60. How do you plead?
Me: No lo contendre, Your Honor.
Judge: Okay, enter a plea of no lo contendre. Pay the clerk. Next . . .
I decided to plead this way to avoid having any negative points on my insurance or on my driving record. As a result, I had to pay $150 as my speeding fine. Let's hope the great town of Gaffney uses my money for some economic stimulus, because the place looked pretty dead to me.
Updated Apr 30, 2003
KandiKissez1301 2 reviews
On Hwy11 going towards Cowpens, keep an eye out for a sign to Furnace Mills. The small, brown sign is on the right hand side. Turn down the narrow, dirt/gravel road and watch for the rembrants of the mill on the left. It's not much to see, but is pretty all the same. There is a minute dam that sorta takes on the appearance of two miniscule water falls. And a brooke and broken water wheel also add to the scenery. Great place for photographers to practice their skills!
Written Apr 11, 2005
Final Exam (1981) was partially filmed at Limestone College in Gaffney.A killer stands between college students and their final exam in this slow-paced slasher movie. Not a great film by any standards, however it is moderately enjoyable. It may be that it only holds my...
This massive stone structure rises boldly through the warm southern sky and dominates the skyline of historic Gaffney. Okay, it's actually just a runt of a building, but it is the tallest one I saw in Gaffney. It's not often that a city's two water towers are both taller...
Along Interstate 85, you'll see this impressive water tower called the Peachoid as you pass by Gaffney. Incidentally, South Carolina actually produces more peaches than Georgia, despite the fact that its southern neighbor is known as the Peach State and SC's moniker is the...
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