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The population of Murphy is approximately 1,588 (2000), 1627 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 803 (1990), 703 (2010).

The amount of land area in Murphy is 5.938 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.562 sq kilometers.
The distance from Murphy to Washington DC is 476 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 308 miles. (as the crow flies)
Murphy is positioned 35.09 degrees north of the equator and 84.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Murphy location: southwest of Asheville along Highway 74 in the southwestern tip of North Carolina.

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Murphy history:

Murphy was first known as Huntersville. This was when it began as an Indian trading post. Next, it was known as Huntersville. It changed once more to Huntington before it became Murphy. It was named for Archibald D. Murphey, who was a state senator for the area and also an advocate of education.

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Murphy attractions:

Cherokee Historical Museum
87 Peachtree St
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-6792

Fields of the Woods
Hwy 294
Murphy, North Carolina
Phone: 828-494-7855
A Bible-based theme park. The world's largest set of the Ten Commandments may be seen here as well as other Biblical replicas and displays.

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