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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.
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.)
 
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.
 
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 (about 500 feet away); Prison Cell Door (about 500 feet away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murphy North Carolina Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Butler (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Downtown Murphy Location of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harry Gatzke, October 11, 2013
2. Downtown Murphy Location of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 59 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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