Michael Gaffney Home

Michael Gaffney Home (HM4GS)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29340 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 4.431', W 81° 38.908'

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* 1804 *

Michael Gaffney was born in Granard Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1797. After a short period in New York, he set sail for Charleston, South Carolina. He departed Charleston for the upstate and arrived at Smith's Ford on the Broad River on December 17, 1800. There he met and married Mary "Polly" Smith, daughter of John Smith on July 21, 1803.

Gaffney purchased 805 acres of land from John McKie on January 20, 1804 for $600.00. He then constructed this home, store and trading post at the corner of present day N.Granard Street and Baker Boulevard. This intersection was a Native American trail and wagon road. It became known as Gaffney's Crossroads later Gaffney Old Field.

Michael and Polly's first child was born June 1, 1804, most likely in this log home.

This hand hewed log home is donated to the City of Gaffney by the Gaffney Bicentennial Commission and Committees on this day June 23, 2006.
HM NumberHM4GS
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGaffney Bicentennial Commission and Committees
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 440879 N 3881425
Decimal Degrees35.07385000, -81.64846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 4.431', W 81° 38.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 4' 25.86" N, 81° 38' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207-223 SC-150, Gaffney SC 29340, US
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