Get Into History

Plan time to visit Gaffney’s many historic sites, including three nationally certified historic districts.  Gaffney, the county seat for Cherokee County, envelops three national military parks; Kings Mountain National Battlefield, Cowpens Battleground, and the Over the Mountain Victory Trail – all significant to the turn of America’s freedom from the British during the Revolutionary War.

Continue Getting into Gaffney’s history as you explore the historic downtown area with visits to the Michael Gaffney Log Home, the City Hall Park with its historic water fountain, and the new Gaffney City Hall ringing the sounds of the bell suspended in the clock tower of the original City Hall constructed in the late 1800’s.  Upon departure of the historic commercial district, stroll through the streets of Gaffney’s Residential Historic District, with homes constructed between 1890 and 1930, generally of frame or brick construction with fine examples of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical, Victorian, and Bungalow styles.  Located on College Drive, nestled in the historic residential district, you’ll want to enrich your historic exploration with a visit to the Cherokee History Museum. The Residential Historic District will lead you to the beautiful Limestone Springs Historic District encompassing much of the Limestone College campus, Nesbitt’s Quarry (locally referred to as the Limestone Quarry), and the Limestone Springs Baptist Church.