Local Government

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.

 

Welcome to the "City of Flowers" Murphy, North Carolina! Please take a minute and let us tell you about ourselves. Murphy, North Carolina, is the county seat of Cherokee County located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Murphy is an old town with its origin dating back to 1839. Downtown is beautiful with flower and tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy has restaurants, a brewery, many unique shops, and other interesting establishments all within walking distance in the heart of town. Recreational activities are unlimited from local trout streams to mountain biking. Hiwassee Lake is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Murphy offers something for every sports enthusiast.If you are looking for a beautiful small town in the mountains, look no further. Murphy with its population of 1700 people resembles a Norman Rockwell painting. It is indeed, small town life at the very best. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Nature lovers can enjoy many outdoor activities in the area's unspoiled streams, rivers, mountains, and ridges.

There are also many thriving small businesses in town, including restaurants, retail shops, breweries, wineries, bed and breakfast inns, and artists' galleries and gift shops. Come visit and find out why Andrews is the ideal place to live, work, and play!

Andrews is located in the western corner of the state of North Carolina. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Andrews offers a peaceful place to relax while enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery year round.

People say that Andrews is only two hours from anywhere. Conveniently it's less than 150 miles from Atlanta, GA, Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC.