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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

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

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

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

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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