Gaffney, city (1990 pop. 13,145), seat of Cherokee co., NW S.C., near the N.C. line, in a cotton, grain, and peach region; settled in the early 1800s, inc. 1873. Textiles and clothing are its major products; the city also has a large peach-packing plant and a variety of light manufactures. Gaffney is the seat of Limestone College. Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain National Military Park are nearby (see National Parks and Monuments , table).
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