Cherokee County, North Carolina

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Cherokee County, North Carolina
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.
Founded 1839
Seat Murphy
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

54/sq mi (21/km²)

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 | edit 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 | edit source]

Cherokee County is part of the local Southwestern Commission.

Connected counties[change | edit source]

These counties are connected to Cherokee County:

Cities and towns[change | edit source]

These cities and towns are in Cherokee County:

Other websites[change | edit source]