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Proud, resourceful people -- many descended from the Cherokee Indians who once lived in the region now known as Cherokee County -- welcome visitors to share their peaceful spot in the Blue Ridge Mountains, if only for a little while. It is no wonder why the Cherokees made the area their home or why they hid in the mountains when the Indian removal took place in 1838.

 

nc_statelogo.gifHundreds of waterfalls and creeks, forests filled with wildflowers and tall pines wrapped in mountain breezes invite strangers to stay awhile and enjoy one of Mother Nature's finest creations..

 

Descendants of hearty Scottish and English settlers who married fine young Indian maidens carry on traditions from generations past. Descendants who never lived in Cherokee County venture back "home" to find their roots. Murphy, the county seat, offers a wealth of history at its courthouse, library and the Cherokee County Historical Museum which is on the National Register of Historic Places..

 

Travelers passing through the small communities surrounding the town of Murphy such as Hanging Dog, Culberson and Grape Creek may want to stay and experience the warmth of the people at the spring festival or the Christmas parade in Murphy or the fall festival at the John C. Campbell Folk School in nearby Brasstown.



NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES:


John C. Campbell Folk School
- Brasstown
John Franklin Cobb House - Bellview
Cherokee County Courthouse - Murphy
Robert Lafayette Cooper House - Murphy
Franklin Pierce Cover House - Andrews
Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery - Murphy
The Walker Inn - Andrews


POPULATION (from 2000 U.S. Census):


Cherokee County: 24,298
Murphy:  1,568
Andrews:  1,602


MILEAGE FROM MAJOR CITIES TO MURPHY NC


Atlanta
  125 miles
Asheville
  105 miles
Birmingham
  230 miles
Charleston
  310 miles
Charlotte
  220 miles
Chattanooga
  85 miles
Cincinnati
  360 miles
Columbia
  200 miles
Greenville
  110 miles
Jacksonville
  435 miles
Knoxville
  105 miles
Lexington
  285 miles
Louisville
  355 miles
Memphis
  425 miles
Mobile  460 miles
Nashville
  215 miles
Orlando
  560 miles
Raleigh
  355 miles
Richmond
  510 miles
Washington DC
  615 miles


CLIMATE


Spring:  March 15-June 15


Expect frost through mid-April, maybe even a late spring snow!  Night temperatures can range from 40 to 50 degrees and daytime temperatures range from 65 to 75 degrees.


Summer:  June 15-September 15


Afternoon thunder showers are common and brief during Cherokee County summers.  Enjoy cool evening temperatures between 55 and 65 degrees.  Daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees make outdoor recreation a pleasure.


Fall:  September 15 - December 15


Fall is leaf season in the mountains, peaking in mid to late October.  Cozy up to the fireplace during the cool autumn evenings with temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees September through October and 20 to 30 degrees November through December.  Enjoy an outdoor festival in September and October with daytime temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees or experience the first snow in late November or early December with the mercury sitting between 30 and 40 degrees.


Winter:  December 15 - March 15


Cherokee County winters afford you plenty of snow days for sipping hot cocoa by the fire.  Temperatures at night may range from 0 to 20 degrees, especially during January and February.  Daytime temperatures vary greatly from 20 to 35 degrees but have known to reach the 50s. 
 


SHOPPING


Murphy prides itself in being a small town with an aptitude towards heritage and tradition.  We offer many antiques stores and specialty Shop's.  You won't find any shopping malls here!  Our drug store still has an old fashioned soda fountain and it is right down the street from a great little coffee shop and book store.  Conveniently located near so many large cities, Murphy affords you small town comfort with big city excitement only a short drive away!


RESTAURANTS


Dining with your friends and family at one of our many casual restaurants is the perfect way to end a great day in Cherokee County.  From Mountain BBQ to homemade Italian meals, our variety adds spice to your life!

 


 

 

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