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Welcome to Cherokee County, North Carolina

Welcome to Cherokee County, NCGet to know the mountains of Western, NC

Cherokee County is the heart of soulful living in the Appalachian Mountains. Explore Downtown Murphy, Andrews, or Brasstown where locally owned businesses and artisans are thriving, discover the various mountain biking and hiking trails nestled in the mountains, or just breathe in the fresh mountain air and sit a spell. Visit Cherokee County and create your own mountain memories.

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Top 5 Leaf Viewing Spots in Cherokee County!

Panther Top- Murphy, NC Panther Top is a moderate 2.3 mile hike, round-trip, with a stunning mountain view and a picturesque fire tower awaiting you at the top. Panther Top is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Murphy and is the perfect spot to capture a colorful fall mountainscape photo. The Murphy......MORE

The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears – Why and What Happened

Oklahoma was part of the Louisiana purchase and primarily unsettled. The Government felt it was a good area to relocate the Indian Tribes living in the South. The government had their reasons for wanting the land the Indian tribes occupied. The railroad lines were being built and crossing Tribal land......MORE

The History of Cherokee County NC

The History of Cherokee County NC

PART ONE In the 1820s one of the first white men settled in this area and built a log cabin. He then established a trading post near an Indian settlement at the junction of two rivers. We now know these rivers as the Hiwassee river and Valley river. This area was in the eastern part of present-day......MORE

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