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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cherokee County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cherokee County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Cherokee County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
 
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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>  
 
[http://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/ Cherokee County Courthouse]<br>53 Peachtree <br>Murphy North Carolina 28906<br>Phone: 282-837-2613<br>  
  
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>  
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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> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> 75 Peachtree Street, Suite 126-A<br> Murphy, NC 28906<br> Telephone: 828-837-2613<br> Fax: 828-837-8414<br> [http://www.cherokeencrod.org/ Website]<br> <br> Clerk of Superior Court<br> 75 Peachtree St Rm 201<br> Murphy, NC 28906<br> Telephone: (828) 835-7740<br><br>
  
 
== 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.  
 
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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1865, 1895, 1926--'''Courthouse fires have destroyed many court records.  
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'''1865, 1895, 1926--'''Courthouse fires destroyed many court records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Clay County, North Carolina|Clay]]  
 
*[[Clay County, North Carolina|Clay]]  
*[[Fannin County, Georgia|Fannin County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy|Fannin County, Georgia]]  
 
*[[Graham County, North Carolina|Graham]]  
 
*[[Graham County, North Carolina|Graham]]  
 
*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]]  
 
*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]]  
 
*[[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Union County, Georgia|Union County, Georgia]]
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*[[Union County, Georgia Genealogy|Union County, Georgia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncherokee.png|thumb|right|200px|Ncherokee.png]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/tva.html TVA Cemetery Listings]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/tva.html TVA Cemetery Listings]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1670&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464612|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1670 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cherokee+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Cherokee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/cherokee/cherokeecemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/cherokee.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/cher/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/c39th.html 39th Regiment, NC Confederate Troops]<br>
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''Online Records''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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{{VAciv}}
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/c39th.html 39th Regiment, NC Confederate Troops]
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*[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company A
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*[[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company G
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*'''1869-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to B (1869-1934)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $]
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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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  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Births =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Deaths =====
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce =====
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*'''1958 - 2004''' -[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1869 - 1939''' - Cherokee County Marriage Index 1869-1939. Batch {{IGI|M752368}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' -  {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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'''Buncombe County, North Carolina'''<br>128 Bingham Road, Suite 950<br>Asheville, North Carolina 28806<br>[http://www.obcgs.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Cherokee County Historical Society'''<br>  205 Peachtree Street<br>  Murphy 28906<br>
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/ Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>  
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'''Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Enrollment Office'''<br> PO Box 455<br>Cherokee, NC 28719<br>Telephone Number: 828-497-7000<br> fax: 828-497-2952<br> [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokeereservation/ Website] <br> <br> To be eligible for enrollment with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian requirements must be met
*[[Murphy North Carolina Family History Center]]<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
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*[[Murphy North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/cherokee-county/ Cherokee County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[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.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/ NCGenWeb Cherokee County] - many records of all kinds for the County  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokee/ NCGenWeb Cherokee County] - many records of all kinds for the County  
 
*[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
 
*[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
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Guide to Cherokee County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Cherokee County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cherokee County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1839
County Seat Murphy
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Cherokee County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1869
1913
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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]

Register of Deeds
75 Peachtree Street, Suite 126-A
Murphy, NC 28906
Telephone: 828-837-2613
Fax: 828-837-8414
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
75 Peachtree St Rm 201
Murphy, NC 28906
Telephone: (828) 835-7740

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

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncherokee.png

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Cherokee County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Cherokee County, North Carolina Genealogy:


World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Deaths
Divorce
Marriage

Societies and Libraries 

Buncombe County, North Carolina
128 Bingham Road, Suite 950
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Website

Cherokee County Historical Society
205 Peachtree Street
Murphy 28906
Website

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Enrollment Office
PO Box 455
Cherokee, NC 28719
Telephone Number: 828-497-7000
fax: 828-497-2952
Website

To be eligible for enrollment with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian requirements must be met

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.