Cherokee County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Cherokee County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 28,774 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Murphy.

Cherokee County
Cherokee County Courthouse in Murphy
Cherokee County Courthouse in Murphy
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cherokee County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°08′14″N 84°03′41″W / 35.13715°N 84.061449°W / 35.13715; -84.061449
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forCherokee Indians
Largest communityAndrews
 • Total466.67 sq mi (1,208.7 km2)
 • Land455.54 sq mi (1,179.8 km2)
 • Water11.13 sq mi (28.8 km2)  2.38%
 • Total28,774
 • Density63.16/sq mi (24.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th

History change

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

Cherokee County is part of the local Southwestern Commission.

Connected counties change

These counties are connected to Cherokee County:

Cities and towns change

These cities and towns are in Cherokee County:

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Cherokee County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

Other websites change