Cherokee County, North Carolina

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Cherokee County, North Carolina
MurphyCourthouse.JPG
Cherokee County Courthouse, Murphy
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cherokee County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1839
Named for Cherokee people
Seat Murphy
Largest town Andrews
Area
 • Total 467 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Land 455 sq mi (1,178 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 2.4%
Population
 • (2010) 27,444
 • Density 60/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district 11th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov

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]