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.
Founded1839
Named forCherokee people
SeatMurphy
Largest townAndrews
Area
 • Total467 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Land455 sq mi (1,178 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (28 km2), 2.4%
Population
 • (2010)27,444
 • Density60/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district11th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.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]