Area Information


Cherokee County is North Carolina's western most county, located in the southern tip of the Great Smoky Mountains and bordered by the states of Tennessee and Georgia. We are within two hours driving distance from four major metropolitan cities. Our county is rich in natural beauty with many lakes, rivers, streams and mountains. The moderate weather our county enjoys is conducive to year around living. Friendly folks and mountain hospitality await all who visit and makes Cherokee County an ideal place to live, work and play. For more information click on the links below.

Cherokee County Courthouse

Cherokee County, NC

  • Population: 27,444
  • County Seat: Murphy
  • 11th Congressional District
  • 50th Senate District
  • 120th Representative District
  • Region A Council of Government

Completed in 1927, Cherokee County's blue-marble Courthouse is on the National Register for Historic Places.

North Carolina map showing location of Cherokee County and surrounding towns
North Carolina map showing location of Cherokee County