Cherokee County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

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.

Cherokee County
Cherokee County Courthouse, Murphy
Cherokee County Courthouse, 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′N 84°04′W / 35.14°N 84.06°W / 35.14; -84.06
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forCherokee people
Largest townAndrews
 • Total467 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Land455 sq mi (1,180 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  2.4%%
 • Total27,444
 • Density60/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th


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.


Cherokee County is part of the local Southwestern Commission.

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