The Cherokee County Courthouse in Downtown Murphy, NC

Dated: July 12 2023

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The Cherokee County Courthouse, the seat of Cherokee County, is constructed of unpolished blue marble that was quarried in the adjacent community of Marble, NC. This is the only Courthouse in North Carolina made from the county's native marble.

The current courthouse was erected in 1927 after a fire destroyed the previous brick courthouse in January 1926. In fact, there have been a total of 4 courthouses on this site with the current courthouse being the fifth. The architect for the current courthouse, James J. Baldwin, used a Classical Revival Style design.  This design uses an impressive Greek style form and was most often used for courthouses at that time.

The interior contains some of the original woodwork and stone styling.  There is a bell on top of the dome and four clocks facing in each directon.  Around 2017 the old copper lantern, located atop the dome, was removed and restored. 

The Cherokee County Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Overall, the Cherokee County Courthouse plays a vital role in keeping our local legal system running smoothly. From handling high-profile cases to providing support for legal businesses of all kinds, it's an essential component of our community.

Within the courthouse you will find the:  Board of Elections, County Commissioners, Sheriff’s Office, Tax Collector, County Manager and Register of Deeds, just to name a few. If you would like to know more about our courthouse check out their website.

Address: 75 Peachtree Street, Murphy, NC

Website:  http://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov

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