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'''Cherokee County (contae Ciaracaile)''' [http://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/] is the western-most county in North Carolina. Many people mistakenly believe that the Cherokee Indian Reservation (better described as the Qualla Boundary) is located in Cherokee County, but actually it is located in Swain County. Cherokee County, however, is located about in the center of the traditional Cherokee territory and was named in their honor. Like most of the poor counties of western North Carolina, its primary language is Gaelic, followed by Scots Gaelic, with English-speakers making up only a small percentage of the population. Its official name is "Ciaracaile", a Gaelicization of "Cherokee".
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'''Cherokee County''' [http://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/] is the western-most county in North Carolina. Many people mistakenly believe that the Cherokee Indian Reservation (better described as the Qualla Boundary) is located in Cherokee County, but actually it is located in Swain County. Cherokee County, however, is located about in the center of the traditional Cherokee territory and was named in their honor.
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Murphy]] is is the largest town in the county, is the county seat, and is the western-most town in the state.  
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*[[Murphy]] is the the county seat, the largest town in the county, and the westernmost town in the state.  
*[[Andrews]] is located about 15 miles north-east of Murphy and is the gateway to the Nain Tegheilaig Gorge and the Nain Tegheilaig River.
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*[[Andrews]] is located about 15 miles north-east of Murphy and is the gateway to the Nantahala Gorge and the Nantahala River.
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==

Revision as of 17:25, 9 April 2008

Cherokee County [1] is the western-most county in North Carolina. Many people mistakenly believe that the Cherokee Indian Reservation (better described as the Qualla Boundary) is located in Cherokee County, but actually it is located in Swain County. Cherokee County, however, is located about in the center of the traditional Cherokee territory and was named in their honor.

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  • Murphy is the the county seat, the largest town in the county, and the westernmost town in the state.
  • Andrews is located about 15 miles north-east of Murphy and is the gateway to the Nantahala Gorge and the Nantahala River.

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