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Murphy
Cherokee County, North Carolina

ZipCodes
28906




Page Contents for Murphy, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
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.

Location

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

Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a history page for the area.
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Attractions

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

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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Murphy City Government

Town of Murphy
5 Wofford Street
Post Office Box 130
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828 837-2510

Murphy is the county seat of Cherokee County.

Murphy Chamber

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
805 West US 64
Murphy NC 28906
Phone: 828 837-2242
Fax: 828 837-6012

Murphy Organizations

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
805 West US 64
Murphy NC 28906
Phone: 828 837-2242
Fax: 828 837-6012

Murphy Libraries

Nantahala Regional Library
101 Blumenthal St
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-2025
Fax: 828-837-6416


Tri-County College Library
2300 US Highway 64 E
Murphy, NC 28906-7919
Phone: 828-837-6810

Murphy Schools

Cherokee County Schools
14 Hickory Street
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-2722
Toll-free: 888-927-3940
Fax: 828-837-5799



HIGHER EDUCATION


Tri-County Community College
2300 US Highway 64 E
Murphy, NC 28906-7919
Phone: 828-837-6810 Murphy

Miscellany

The population of Murphy was:
1990 - 1,575
2000 - 1,588

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