Cherokee County, North Carolina

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Cherokee County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cherokee County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1839
Seat Murphy
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

497 sq mi (1,287 km²)
455 sq mi (1,178 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 2.46%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

24,298
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Website: www.cherokeecounty-nc.org

Cherokee County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 24,298 people lived there. Its county seat is Murphy.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1839 from the western part of Macon County. In 1861 the southeastern part of Cherokee County became Clay County and in 1872 its northeastern part became Graham County.

Government[change | change source]

Cherokee County is part of the local Southwestern Commission.

Connected counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Cherokee County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Cherokee County:

Other websites[change | change source]