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About Murphy, NC


Welcome To Murphy, NC

Murphy, the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, is situated at the confluence of the Hiawassee and Valley rivers. Away from the busy city life, Murphy's population was 1,627 at the 2010 census. Easily accessible, the nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN a short 50 miles away. Visitors can walk the 4-mile Greenway trail, spend time at the casino, or visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Murphy is the westernmost county seat in the state of North Carolina, approximately 360 miles (580 km) from the state capital in Raleigh.


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