Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1957 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q-11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, and the Trail of Tears series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 35° 5.036′ N, 84° 2.238′ W. Marker is in Murphy, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Hiawassee Street, ¼ mile north of U.S. 64. Marker is just south of the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murphy NC 28906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trail of Tears (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy North Carolina Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Nuya Saligugi (approx. 0.3 Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Fort Butler. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. 2. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.