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Cherokee County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, December 6, 2009
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North Carolina (Cherokee County), Bellview — Q 29 — North Carolina / Georgia
North Carolina Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776. Georgia The colony of Georgia was chartered in 1732, named for King George II . . . — Map (db m25333) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Cherokee County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to veterans who gave their lives for our country Their memories will never die {Honor Roll of Veterans}Map (db m123084) WM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Q-10 — Cherokee War
Major George Chicken of South Carolina led first English military expedition against the Cherokee in this area, 1715. — Map (db m69442) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Q-11 — Fort Butler
One of forts in which Gen. Winfield Scott gathered the Cherokee before moving them west in 1838. Stood ¼ mile southwest. — Map (db m57945) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Q-33 — Georgia / North Carolina
(North Side): Georgia The colony of Georgia was charted in 1732, named for King George II of England, and settled in 1733. It was one of the 13 original states. (South Side): North Carolina Colonized, 1585 – 87, . . . — Map (db m60255) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Murphy North Carolina Rail
Beginning in 1873, the state of North Carolina began construction of a rail line to carry passengers and freight from Asheville westward. The line took many years to construct, cutting across the mountains, through tunnels and along the steep grades . . . — Map (db m120344) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Nuya Saligugi — (Cherokee for Stone Turtle)
Carved and left by ancient man in a soapstone quarry near Nottely River, 4 miles west of Murphy. Moved here for protection and study. — Map (db m99009) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Prison Cell Door — From the Cherokee County Prison Camp
The austere prison in Peachtree housed up to 100 prisoners tasked with building and maintaining local roads. In 1931, the state combined the Highway Commission and the State Prison Department. "Road camps" were built throughout the state to provide . . . — Map (db m123081) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Site of Fort Butler
Commanded by Genl. Winfield Scott during the round up of the Cherokee Indians for removal to Oklahoma in 1837-1838 — — — — — — — Donated to Town of Murphy by Tar Heel . . . — Map (db m99008) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Trail of Tears — The Valley Towns Baptist Mission
In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokee perished during . . . — Map (db m120337) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Trail of Tears — Fort Butler and the Cherokee Removal of 1838
In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokee perished during . . . — Map (db m120343) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Unicoi Turnpike Trail — A Path Through time
The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports at Charleston and Savannah. In 1756, British . . . — Map (db m120338) HM
North Carolina (Cherokee County), Murphy — Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer
Water powered 500 pound hammer from Lovingood Bloomery Forge on Hangingdog Creek 1840 — 1890 — Map (db m123078) HM

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