Stories in Time

The history of Cherokee County and Western North Carolina.

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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