Cherokee County, North Carolina

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] > Cherokee County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cherokee County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cherokee County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/ Cherokee Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-cherokee.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| state_map = North_Carolina.png
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| founded year = 1839
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| founded date =
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| seat wl = Murphy
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1840</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1839</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1869</center>
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[[Image:{{NCCherokeecourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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[http://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/ Cherokee County Courthouse]<br>53 Peachtree <br>Murphy North Carolina 28906<br>Phone: 282-837-2613<br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce records, <br>Registrar of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Proud, resourceful people -- many descended from the Cherokee Indians who once lived in the region now known as Cherokee County -- welcome visitors to share their peaceful spot in the Blue Ridge Mountains, if only for a little while. It is no wonder why the Cherokees made the area their home or why they hid in the mountains when the Indian removal took place in 1838.
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Hundreds of waterfalls and creeks, forests filled with wildflowers and tall pines wrapped in mountain breezes invite strangers to stay awhile and enjoy one of Mother Nature's finest creations.
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Descendants of hearty Scottish and English settlers who married fine young Indian maidens carry on traditions from generations past. Descendants who never lived in Cherokee County venture back "home" to find their roots. Murphy, the county seat, offers a wealth of history at its courthouse, library and the Cherokee County Historical Museum which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Travelers passing through the small communities surrounding the town of Murphy such as Hanging Dog, Culberson and Grape Creek may want to stay and experience the warmth of the people at the spring festival or the Christmas parade in Murphy or the fall festival at the John C. Campbell Folk School in nearby Brasstown. <br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1839'''--Cherokee County was created 4 January 1839&nbsp;from Macon County. '''County seat''': Murphy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1839'''--Cherokee County was created 4 January 1839&nbsp;from [[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]] County. <br>'''County seat''': Murphy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''1865, 1895, 1926--'''Courthouse fires have destroyed many court records.
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'''1865, 1895, 1926--'''Courthouse fires have destroyed many court records.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clay_County,_North_Carolina|Clay]]
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*[[Clay County, North Carolina|Clay]]  
*[[Fannin_County,_Georgia|Fannin County, Georgia]]
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*[[Fannin County, Georgia|Fannin County, Georgia]]  
*[[Graham_County,_North_Carolina|Graham]]
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*[[Graham County, North Carolina|Graham]]  
*[[Macon_County,_North_Carolina|Macon]]
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*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]]  
*[[Monroe_County,_Tennessee|Monroe County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Polk_County,_Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Union_County,_Georgia|Union County, Georgia]]
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*[[Union County, Georgia|Union County, Georgia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncherokee.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/tva.html TVA Cemetery Listings]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/c39th.html 39th Regiment, NC Confederate Troops]<br>
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1869-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to B (1869-1934)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*[[Murphy North Carolina Family History Center]]<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190963&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Cherokee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/ NCGenWeb Cherokee County] - many records of all kinds for the County
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*[http://www.goldenbranches.com/nc-state/cherokee/data.html Western NC Genealogy Resource Center] - Census, Marriage, Birth &amp; Death records, Cemetery,Military, and various other kinds of records for Cherokee County
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Cherokee_County,_North_Carolina]]
 
[[Category:Cherokee_County,_North_Carolina]]

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Cherokee County, North Carolina
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Cherokee County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1869
1913
1840
1839
1869
Cherokee County Courthouse, Murphy, N.C.
 

Cherokee County Courthouse
53 Peachtree
Murphy North Carolina 28906
Phone: 282-837-2613

Clerk Superior Court has divorce records,
Registrar of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Proud, resourceful people -- many descended from the Cherokee Indians who once lived in the region now known as Cherokee County -- welcome visitors to share their peaceful spot in the Blue Ridge Mountains, if only for a little while. It is no wonder why the Cherokees made the area their home or why they hid in the mountains when the Indian removal took place in 1838.

Hundreds of waterfalls and creeks, forests filled with wildflowers and tall pines wrapped in mountain breezes invite strangers to stay awhile and enjoy one of Mother Nature's finest creations.

Descendants of hearty Scottish and English settlers who married fine young Indian maidens carry on traditions from generations past. Descendants who never lived in Cherokee County venture back "home" to find their roots. Murphy, the county seat, offers a wealth of history at its courthouse, library and the Cherokee County Historical Museum which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Travelers passing through the small communities surrounding the town of Murphy such as Hanging Dog, Culberson and Grape Creek may want to stay and experience the warmth of the people at the spring festival or the Christmas parade in Murphy or the fall festival at the John C. Campbell Folk School in nearby Brasstown.

Parent County

1839--Cherokee County was created 4 January 1839 from Macon County.
County seat: Murphy [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1895, 1926--Courthouse fires have destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncherokee.png

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Cherokee County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, North Carolina. Page 507 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).