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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cherokee County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Cherokee County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cherokee County, NC (24) Clay County, NC (7) Graham County, NC (23) Macon County, NC (30) Fannin County, GA (5) Union County, GA (9) Monroe County, TN (36) Polk County, TN (16)  CherokeeCounty(24) Cherokee County (24)  ClayCounty(7) Clay County (7)  GrahamCounty(23) Graham County (23)  MaconCounty(30) Macon County (30)  FanninCountyGeorgia(5) Fannin County (5)  UnionCounty(9) Union County (9)  MonroeCountyTennessee(36) Monroe County (36)  PolkCounty(16) Polk County (16)
Murphy is the county seat for Cherokee County
Adjacent to Cherokee County, North Carolina
      Clay County (7)  
      Graham County (23)  
      Macon County (30)  
      Fannin County, Georgia (5)  
      Union County, Georgia (9)  
      Monroe County, Tennessee (36)  
      Polk County, Tennessee (16)  
 
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1North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — Fort DelaneyTrail of Tears
Fort Delaney, the U.S. Army’s post for the 1838 forced removal of Cherokee citizens from the upper Valley River Valley, was located due south of here in present-day Andrews. East Tennessee Mounted Volunteers built the fort in October 1837, . . . Map (db m156070) HM
2North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — Harold H. Hall
Born on April 30, 1926 in the Nantahala community of Macon County, he graduated from high school in Andrews, and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1943 he became a telegrapher for the Southern Railway in Nantahala. Starting a . . . Map (db m156083) HM
3North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — Konehete
Welcome to Konehete, the Long Valley Place that white’s shortened to Valleytown, the first name of Andrews. For centuries, the Long Valley was home to Cherokee communities such as Little Tellico, Tomatla, Conostee, Quotoconechito, Nehowee, Dasetsi, . . . Map (db m156076) HM
4North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — Resistance and Resurgence on Valley RiverTrail of Tears
(preface) In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of . . . Map (db m156080) HM
5North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — The "Peavine" Special1921-1953
This bell came off the first engine of the Carolina-Georgia Railroad or the "Peavine" Special, one of 5 trains that passed through Andrews in the early 1920's. The Peavine ran through many of the surrounding mountain communities and deep into the . . . Map (db m156121) HM
6North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — The Old Army RoadTrail of Tears
(preface) In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of . . . Map (db m156081) HM
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7North Carolina, Cherokee County, Andrews — Valleytown Center
Established Jan. 7, 1987 by the Valleytown Cultural Arts and Historical Society, Inc. Originally constructed as the First Baptist Church in 1923.Map (db m156192) HM
8North Carolina, Cherokee County, Bellview — Q-29 — North Carolina / Georgia Reported missing
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 . . . Map (db m25333) HM
9North 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
10North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Cherokee Heritage Trails~Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi~
Cherokee Heritage Trails (Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi) wind through the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, in the heart of Cherokee homelands that once encompassed more than 140,000 square miles. Here, where Cherokee people have lived . . . Map (db m134947) HM
11North 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
12North 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
13North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery
has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the InteriorMap (db m187501) HM
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14North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Q-54 — Hiwassee Dam
Built by the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1936-40, to provide flood control and electricity. Dam is 307 ft. tall. 5 mi. N.E.Map (db m156196) HM
15North 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
16North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Q-33 — North Carolina / Georgia
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. North Carolina. Colonized, 1585 – 87, by first English settlers in America; . . . Map (db m60255) HM
17North 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
18North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Prison Cell DoorFrom 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
19North 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
20North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Trail of TearsThe 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
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21North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Trail of TearsFort 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
22North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Trail of TearsThe Aquohee District Courthouse
In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgi, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokees perished during . . . Map (db m209719) HM
23North Carolina, Cherokee County, Murphy — Unicoi Turnpike TrailA 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
24North 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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Jan. 28, 2023