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Murphy, North Carolina

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Welcome to Murphy ...

The town of Murphy is located in Cherokee County and is the County Seat for Cherokee County.

The location of Murphy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Murphy has a population of 1,654 people<2> (see below for details).

Murphy is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Murphy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Murphy is located in the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murphy had a population of 1,627 people (or 5.93% of the total population of Cherokee County). This makes Murphy the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Murphy represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 275th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,627 people, the population of Murphy increased 3.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,568 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Murphy had an population of 1,654 people. This is an increase of 1.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.48% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Murphy.

Communities Also Named Murphy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Murphy - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murphy.

Websites for Murphy ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Murphy, the following might be of interest:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murphy. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murphy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphy. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Murphy:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murphy ...

Looking for more information about Murphy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murphy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murphy.

Communities near Murphy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Belltown Hill   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the West (W) of Murphy

Located in Polk County (TN)

Andrews   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Murphy

Young Harris   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Murphy

Located in Towns County (GA)

Hiawassee   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Murphy

Located in Towns County (GA)

Blairsville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the South (S) of Murphy

Located in Union County (GA)

Hayesville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the East (E) of Murphy

Located in Clay County

Morganton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Murphy

Located in Fannin County (GA)

Mineral Bluff   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Murphy

Located in Fannin County (GA)

Brasstown   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Murphy

Located in Clay County

Boiling Springs   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the North (N) of Murphy

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Murphy.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Murphy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cherokee County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murphy.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murphy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murphy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murphy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murphy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0923, Longitude: -84.0278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murphy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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