Western NC Genealogy Resource Center
for Cherokee County
|Some information about Cherokee County, including it's
||Various databases of genealogical data.
|A few of the families of Cherokee County
||Other useful sites about Cherokee County
|Check to see if anyone else is researching the same
families as you.
||People willing to do lookups in their resources.
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About Cherokee County
Cherokee was formed in 1839 from Macon. It was named in honor of the Indian tribe who still live in the western part of the State. It is in the western section of the State and is bounded by the states of Georgia and Tennessee and Graham, Swain, Macon and Clay counties. The present land area is 454.56 square miles and the population in 1990 was 20,170. The courts were ordered to be held at one of the houses at Fort Butler until a courthouse could be erected.
Fort Butler was in the town of Murphy. Murphy is the county seat, which has a population of 1,607 (from 1990 census). Townships are Beaverdam, Hot House, Murphy, Notla, Shoal Creek, and Valley Town.
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- 80 miles to Gainesville, GA
- 85 miles to Chattanooga, TN
- 95 miles to Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC
- 120 miles to Knoxville, TN
- 120 miles to Atlanta, GA
- 125 miles to Greenville, SC
- 250 miles to Birmingham, AL
- 435 miles to Jacksonville, FL
Neighbors of Cherokee County:
- Clay County, NC
- Fannin County, GA
- Graham County, NC
- Monroe County, TN
- Polk County, TN
- Union County, GA
Still can't find where a Cherokee County family disappeared to? Check the Georgia Colony and the town of LaVeta, Colorado. Many families moved to this area after the Civil War. (From the Winter 1991, Southwestern North Carolina Genealogical Society Quarterly, page 6)
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