Cherokee County is a special place nestled in the most southwest corner of North Carolina, where forested mountains touch the sky, the lakes sparkle, the air is crisp and clean, and the charm of small-town America still exists. A place where you will find your “peace” of the mountains, filling your time with fun, beauty, recreation and rest, while you enjoy peace of mind and a renewed spirit.
Cherokee County is located between the Ocoee and Nantahala River gorges, making it a perfect destination to enjoy the adventure and recreation both have to offer. Whether you are looking for the high adventure rafting of the Ocoee or the kid friendly rafting on the Nantahala or both, you will find what you are looking for. If you are a boating or fishing enthusiast, Cherokee County has the Hiwassee & Valley River flowing through it as well as Lake Hiwassee and Appalachia Lake.
Murphy, the county seat, has the distinction of being known as both the first and last town in North Carolina, depending on which way you're going, of course. The town of Murphy combines a rich, interesting past with a strong promising future, a great place to visit and a greater place to live.
Andrews and its surrounding valley is ringed to the north and east by the Snowbird Mountains. The town of Andrews offers a quiet reminder of days when this area of North Carolina was part of the rugged mountain terrain, when roads were only horse trails, and when everyone looked out for his neighbor. Things haven't changed all that much. Horses still abound in the area and friendliness, neighborliness, and a sense of security still prevail.
Brasstown home of John C. Campbell Folk School is one of the most well-known craft communities in the North Carolina Mountains. It is a peaceful little community with a lot to creativity to share; no matter what your background you can find your creative spirit in at the Folk School.
Cherokee County has several unique communities sprinkled throughout its mountains and valleys. Topton, the gateway to the Nantahala Gorge offers many recreational facilities. The Peachtree community is home to Murphy Medical Center, Tri-County Community College and several of the county's industries. It is one of the fastest growing areas in the county. Other communities include Hiwassee Dam, which boasts its own high school, Marble, Ranger, Martin's Creek, Bellview, Hanging Dog and Culberson.
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