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.
|Coordinates: 35°08′N 84°04′W / 35.14°N 84.06°W|
|Named for||Cherokee people|
|• Total||467 sq mi (1,210 km2)|
|• Land||455 sq mi (1,180 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (30 km2) 2.4%%|
|• Density||60/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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.
These counties are connected to Cherokee County:
- Graham County, North Carolina - northeast
- Macon County, North Carolina - east
- Clay County, North Carolina - southeast
- Union County, Georgia - south-southeast
- Fannin County, Georgia - south-southwest
- Polk County, Tennessee - west
- Monroe County, Tennessee - northwest
Cities and townsEdit
These cities and towns are in Cherokee County: