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Cherokee County





The Cherokee County Probate Court
110 Railroad Avenue, Ground Floor
Gaffney, SC 29340
Phone: 864.487.2583
FAX:  864.902.8426
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The mission of the Cherokee County Probate Court is to provide professional and compassionate assistance to the public through an unbiased and responsive justice system.

The Probate Court has jurisdiction over the administration of decedents' estates, the issuance of marriage licenses, the appointment of guardians and conservators, and involuntary commitments. The Probate Judge is elected countywide and serves a four-year term.

A majority of the matters administered in Probate Court are done so informally.  However, some complicated and/or contested matters are considered formal actions.  As the Probate Court must remain unbiased, the Probate Judge and Clerks cannot assist you with formal actions.  The Probate Court strongly recommends that you hire an attorney to assist you with formal actions.

Probate Court Forms are available under the “Probate Court” tab at https://www.sccourts.org/forms/      

If you have any questions, please contact Probate Court at 864-487-2583.


Probate Court Staff:






Josh Queen Probate Judge  
Karen Barnhill  Clerk karen.barnhill@cherokeecountysc.com 
Eddika Foster  Clerk eddika.foster@cherokeecountysc.com 
Addie Beason  Clerk addie.beason@cherokeecountysc.com 
Brittany Spencer  Clerk Brittany.Spencer@cherokeecountysc.com