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Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cherokee War

 
 
Cherokee War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harry Gatzke, October 11, 2013
1. Cherokee War Marker
Inscription.  Major George Chicken of South Carolina led first English military expedition against the Cherokee in this area, 1715.
 
Erected 1939 by State Historical Commission / Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number Q-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1715.
 
Location. 35° 5.253′ N, 84° 2.051′ W. Marker is in Murphy, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Hiwassee Street (Business U.S. 19), on the right when traveling south on Peachtree Street. 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. Cherokee County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer (about 400 feet away); Nuya Saligugi
Downtown Murphy Location of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harry Gatzke, October 11, 2013
2. Downtown Murphy Location of Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (about 500 feet away); Prison Cell Door (about 500 feet away); Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2013, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022