Cherokee County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Cherokee County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on January 4, 1839 from Macon County. This county was named for the Cherokee Nation, an the Indian tribe who still live in the western part of the State. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Cherokee County is bordered by Graham County (northeast), Macon County (east), Clay County (southeast), Union County, Georgia (southeast), Fannin County, Georgia (southwest), Polk County, Tennessee (west), Monroe County, Tennessee (northwest) .

Cherokee County Cities and Towns include Andrews, Murphy. A Map of Cherokee County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cherokee County Townships include Beaverdam, Hothouse, Murphy, Notla, Shoal Creek, and Valleytown. View a Map of Cherokee County Townships.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Cherokee County, North Carolina Courthouse
Cherokee County, NC Courthouse

The Cherokee County Courthouse is located in Murphy, North Carolina. Learn More About State of North Carolina Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cherokee county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Also see the Cherokee County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1865, 1895 and 1926 by fire

  • Cherokee County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1837, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1838. The Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses.
  • Cherokee County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1848, Court Records from 1846 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. The County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
  • Cherokee County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Cherokee Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Cherokee County, North Carolina Census Records

Cherokee County, North Carolina Vital Records

Cherokee County, North Carolina Resources

Cherokee County, North Carolina External Links

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