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North Carolina is a gorgeous state. It has just about anything you could want to see from mountains to oceans. One of the most beautiful places is Cherokee county.
Three towns comprise Cherokee county. These are Murphy, Andrews and Brasstown. They are nestled down in the Great Smoky Mountains. Everything around it is green and lush. The Smokies are part of the Apalachian mountains which are thought to be some of the oldest mountains in the world. The beautiful mountains were home to the Cherokee Indian tribe before the tragic “Trail of Tears” drove most of them to Oklahoma. The few who were able to hide out were later granted land in Cherokee county.
You will be able to experience all four seasons in Cherokee county, North Carolina. There is snow in the winter and heat in the summer. The nicest part about this location though is that it is quite a temperate climate. The sun shines a little over half the time year-round. It is said of the area that you get a little of everything but nothing lasts long enough to be annoying.
If you are touring in the area there are all kinds of festivals and mountain type competitions to see and experience. There are bluegrass festivals and kayak tournaments. You can go on your own or with a guide for some excellent fishing and camping. Cherokee county is also home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation with a population of about 12,500 people. You can also find the Cherokee Bear Zoo and Exotic Animals waiting for you to stroll through.