Place:Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina, and is the westernmost county of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,444. Its county seat is Murphy.

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History

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The county was formed in 1839 from the western part of Macon County. It was named for the Cherokee people, some of whom still live in the area.

In 1861 the southeastern part of Cherokee County became Clay County; in 1872 its northeastern part became Graham County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1846 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 3,427
1850 6,838
1860 9,166
1870 8,080
1880 8,182
1890 9,976
1900 11,860
1910 14,136
1920 15,242
1930 16,151
1940 18,813
1950 18,294
1960 16,335
1970 16,330
1980 18,933
1990 20,170

Research Tips

External links

www.main.nc.us/cherokee/index.html


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