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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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Fun Local Events You’ll Want to Join!

If you’re looking to live like a local on your next trip tp the mountains, check out these fun events and get to know the natives! Christmas Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Murphy The annual Downtown Murphy Christmas Scavenger Hunt is a joy for all ages! Participating local businesses will have a hidden......MORE

Local Winter Events to Support this Year!

Christmas on Main– Christmas on Main in Andrews, NC is an annual event in Downtown Andrews joining hundreds of local vendors, crafters, and musicians. This is the perfect opportunity to find one of a kind Christmas gifts and support local artisans! Saturday, November 20, 2021 10 am – 5 pm Magic......MORE

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

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