THE FINEST HOME IN MURPHY NC!

Talk about the most stunning home in Murphy! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is one of the nicest homes you’ll find! It features tons of upgrades and stunning features both inside and out. Not only that, you’re situated in the best spot in downtown Murphy.

Outside it shines like no other. The home and double garage feature low maintenance hardieboard siding that is pristinely painted. It’s craftsman styled elegance features a timber frame flair. Combined with elegant stonework, you’re sure to fall in love before you even step in the front door. 

And if the outside isn’t enough, then inside the home is certain to win your heart. Immediately inside, there are several key features that jump out at you. The Lennox wood burning fireplace features stacked stone that stretches all the way to the vaulted tongue and groove ceiling. The Brazilian Andorra Mahogany hardwood floors are both exquisite and unique.  And the kitchen, oh the kitchen… The kitchen is extraordinary. It boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Solid cabinetry, and is perfect for the gourmet cook or microwave warrior. 

As you step into the fully finished basement, the entertainment room is the first thing you see – and it certainly doesn’t let you down!! Another stone fireplace with a Lennox wood burning case is quite impressive towering over the slate tile floors. Coupled with a wet bar, dry Finland cedar sauna, another porch, and so much more, you won’t believe just how stunning it is till you see it in person!

And the loft and master suite are great! The master bedroom is quite large and has its own walk-in closet and bathroom! The bathroom boasts both a tile shower and a whirlpool bathtub! It’s a stunning arrangement that you surely will enjoy waking up to every day.

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Murphy, NC Historical Sites Beckon Modern Visitors

587If you’re a confirmed North Carolina history buff, downtown Murphy, NC features several noteworthy historical sites, most of them just a stone’s throw from the town’s center square.

Cherokee County Courthouse

Let’s say you came downtown for some coffee and pastries from The Daily Grind; or maybe you just finished a tasty lunch at Shoebootie’s. To walk off those calories, and satisfy your appetite for history, stroll up Peachtree Street to the Cherokee County Courthouse. You can’t miss it – just look for the huge marble building on the corner, next to Smoky Mountain Shooters Supply.

This Courthouse was built entirely of blue marble from – you guessed it – the nearby Marble community. The current Courthouse opened for business in 1927, after a fire destroyed the supposedly fireproof brick courthouse the year before. If you enjoy tracking down National Register of Historic Places landmarks, the Cherokee County Courthouse has a spot on that coveted list.

Cherokee County Historical Museum

Just steps from the Courthouse, step into the Cherokee County Historical Museum. Inside this brick building, kids will enjoy shiny minerals and quartz crystals, plus colorful rubies and amethysts. They might also imagine using the early settlers’ tools to accomplish everyday household and farm chores.

Of course, the Cherokee Indians have been longtime residents here, on a huge expanse of farmland and forests called the Cherokee Nation. To honor their culture, the Museum showcases over 2,000 Cherokee Indian artifacts. Besides typical household items, you’ll see plenty of pottery, axes, pipes, game stones, and arrowheads.

As a side note, nearby Fort Butler served as a collection point for Cherokee Indians made to march on the “Trail of Tears” to Oklahoma. During 1837, over 3,000 Cherokees from North Carolina and Georgia passed through the fort before their long journey west. Look for the memorial monument on nearby Fort Butler Street.

Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery

Next, take a jaunt to Central and Church Streets, an easy hike in good walking shoes. Here, you’ll find historic Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery, both occupying spots on the National Register of Historic Places. Well-known Murphy resident Joshua Harshaw dedicated this brick chapel to the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1869, although its adjacent cemetery was in operation before that.

The Harshaw Chapel was actively used for about 60 years, but deteriorated after the First United Methodist Church was built to accommodate the area’s growing Methodist congregation. In 1965, the Daughters of the American Revolution (Archibald D. Murphey chapter) acquired the chapel, and they’ve maintained it since then. On certain occasions, you’ll find a special Methodist service or community event there. Now, this modest little chapel holds the title of the oldest church building in Cherokee County.

Murphy Public Library (Nantahala Public Library)

If you’re a genealogy fan, check out the Murphy, NC Public Library on Blumenthal Street (near the Courthouse on a side street). Many genealogists sing the praises of our Genealogy Room, containing some of the best resources in western North Carolina (and maybe even the state). While digging through the files, you just might discover a long-lost relative or colorful ancestor.

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Timberline Ridge 7.53 Acres of Land For Sale in Murphy NC – Mountain and Farm Views

Gorgeous Ridgetop on Timberline Ridge in Murphy NC Land For SaleYou have found a gold mine right in the heart of the Martins Creek community of Murphy NC! This amazing property is not one that’s easy to come across – it is 6 lots of land being sold at a package deal totaling approximately 7.53 acres!  That means you can buy the property as one tract of land and keep it all for yourself or divide it into the 6 lots – you’re the one in control!

The property has a road cut in to the very top of the ridge – and the ridge has great mountain views! You overlook a very nice mountain range in one direction and the beautiful rolling pastures of Brasstown’s famous Ridgefield Farms in another! The ridge is a primo spot that you won’t be able to pass up! Add in the fact that it has a very nice little creek on the lower side, and you’ll be singing praises!

Location is pristine! In the Martins Creek community, you are close to the world famous John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown! Right in the heart of one of the prettiest valleys in the world! And yes, I’m biased! 😉 Not only that, downtown Murphy is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

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Tarheel Subdivision – a Mountain Community in Murphy NC – The perfect place to buy and sell real estate!

The Tarheel Subdivision in Murphy, North Carolina is of of Cherokee County’s most established developments. With a a variety of different homes and land for sale in this community, it provides many options to buyers and sellers alike. Not only that, it’s the home of The Poltrock Team at REMAX!

 

Location

One of the most well know phrases in real estate is, “location, location, location.” Without a doubt, Tarheel’s location is one of its greatest assets. I tis located behind the Murphy Fire Department in downtown off of Talc Mine Road. Owners are able to enjoy the extremely close proximity to downtown without having to pay any Murphy City taxes.

When you speak with folks who live in Tarheel, you’ll notice that almost everyone mentions how you “feel like you’re in the woods and minutes from town.” Most of the residents can be in downtown Murphy in five minutes or less, depending on what section they are in.

The Entrance Sign into Tarheel North in Murphy NC
The Entrance Sign into Tarheel North in Murphy NC

Divisions

Tarheel is divided into several sections:

  • Tarheel North
  • Tarheel West
  • Tarheel South
  • Lover’s Leap

Residents

Tarheel conisists of a great group of folks. It boasts lots of full time residents (including The Poltrock Team! 🙂 With everything from attorneys to teachers to excavators, you get a great mix of folks. There are also a number of part time vacation homes in the mix.

Growth

One my favorite things about Tarheel is the fact that is bordered on one side by Murphy City Limits and by US Forest Service and Lake Hiwassee on the other. This prevents Tarheel from growing into a sprawling subdivision and keeps it what it is today.

Restrictions

Almost every land parcel in Tarheel is restricted preventing things such as mobile homes, random farm animals, junk, and more. Learn more about Deed Restrictions and how they work in Murphy NC. Many people looking to buy in Murphy like this fact as they do not have to worry about an undesireable home/junk being next to them.

Real Estate

Tarheel offers lots of options when it comes to buying real estate. When choosing land for sale, you have choices on everything from land tracts for sale to improved lots. Homes are also readily for sale beginning in the low 100’s all the way up to the 600+ range. There are some great oppotunities to find mountain real estate! Since Tarheel is not a “searchable” field in the Mountain Lakes MLS Search, email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com with “Tarheel” in the subject line and we’ll send you everything available for sale in Tarheel. We’re here for you! You can also see Our Listings to find those for sale in Tarheel.

John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team at REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC Real Estate – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us toll free today at 1-866-687-7496

High Mountain Elevation and Peaks of Cherokee County and Murphy, North Carolina NC

Mountain View of the Appalachian Mountain RangeThe mountains of Murphy, North Carolina yield spectacular mountain views that can leave any mountain lover in sheer awe. In fact, I don’t think you can ever grow tired of the mountain views that God has blessed Western North Carolina with. We are asked a lot of questions about the elevations here, and here are some answers to the many questions we receive. If you have more, please be sure to email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com and we’ll help you any way we can.

Where is Murphy in relation to the North Carolina Mountains? Cherokee County is the westernmost county in North Carolina and has wide range of elevations. Murphy boasts the Appalachian Mountains and all the beauty they offer.

What’s the elevation of Murphy NC itself? Downtown Murphy is at one of the lowest elevations in the county at 1,600 feet. It is actually situated right by Hiwassee and Valley Rivers.

What’s the highest elevation? They highest part of the county is at two different points at 5,040 feet at the corners of Cherokee, Clay, and Macon counties and at the Cherokee, Graham, and Tennessee line. Many of the extremely high summits like these are part of US Forest Service Land.

At what elevation can I get great mountain views? This is a bit of a loaded question. There are SPECTACULAR mountain views at 2,000 feet. You can see for miles and in many cases see into Georgia and/or Tennessee at 2,000 feet. Anything above that is one of the greatest icings on the cake. Are you looking for properties that have great mountain views? Search our listings, the entire Murphy NC MLS System, or use our Dream Home Finder and we’ll send you the properties that fit your wishlist!

I don’t want to be at the top of the mountain – but I want views. What can I do? If you don’t want to be on a steep mountain, fear not! We can certainly find you a property that is lower elevation looking out at the mountains. That’s the beauty of Murphy – we’ve got views like this too!

Where can I find a map of the elevations in Murphy NC? We are blessed with a great mapping department. You can view and download the map of “Predominant Summits” in Cherokee County and Murphy NC by clicking the link. It’s a large PDF file at almost 20 MB, so please be patient during the download. I can assure you it’s worth the wait!

If you need help with real estate in the Mountains of Murphy, NC, get in touch with us! You can email JohnPoltrock@gmail.com or call toll free 1-866-687-7496.

John Poltrock, Certified Residential Specialist – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Enjoy The Movie Theaters in the Mountains of Murphy, North Carolina!

I love movies! So here are the local movie theatres that you might want to go see while you are in town to visit the beautiful Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains! They are all great! I really love going to the drive-in…sometimes they have double features so you get a two for your money! The Henn Theatre is a single cinema; however, it is really neat! It was built in 1934 and located in Downtown Murphy NC, so you could go to dinner, walk to the theater, then top the night off with some coffee. For more information on local attractions call The Poltrock Team!

Andrews Twin Cinema
125 Main Street
Andrews, NC 28901
828-321-3333
Henn Theatre
110 Tennessee Street
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-2618
Field Stone Cinemas
1159 Jack Dayton
Young Harris, GA 30582
706-896-6843
Swan Drive-In Theater
651 Summit Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
888-469-1955

Written by Jessica Poltrock – Call The POLTROCK TEAM Today! – www.MyMurphy.com – 877-837-3002

Overview of Murphy, North Carolina – The Location, Population, People, Real Estate, History, and Facts

One of the Entry Signs to Murphy NC City Limits
One of the Entry Signs to Murphy NC City Limits

Murphy is the westernmost town in North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge and Mountains, Murphy is the county seat of Cherokee County. The city limits of Murphy are actually quite small with a landmass of approximately 1,702.88 acres. On the same token, the “area” of Murphy is quite large. It comprises the entire zip code 28906.

 Location

Murphy’s downtown square is located at Longitude/Latitude N 35 05.267 W 84 02.060. It is located where the Valley River and Hiwassee River come together. Highways 64, 74, and 19/129 are the major roadways.

Directions to Murphy from internet sources such as Rand McNally and MapQuest tend to be down curvy routes.  Although the distance may be shorter, they tend not to be the best – especially coming from our South. You can get the best directions to Murphy NC here.

Population

The city limits of Murphy have a mere 1,568 people. Albeit a small number, if you were to step back and look at the entire area referred to as Murphy (the entire zip code 28906), it has 16,454 people who call these mountains home. All of Cherokee County NC has a total population of 24,298.

The People of Murphy

When you’re looking to move to Murphy or buy an investment and/or second home property, it’s very important to know what to expect from the folks in Murphy.  Locals are some of the kindest and most generous people you’ll meet. They are open to newcomers and don’t shun people. Being in the heart of the Bible Belt, a large portion of people are religious and attend a wide variety of churches with varying denominations. The bottom line is, you’ll meet a lot of people who will become lifelong friends before you know it!

Downtown

A Bird’s Eye View of Downtown Murphy, NC

Downtown Murphy has tons to offer! It’s one of the few downtowns that is walkable and full of great shops! You can easily park your car downtown and walk to every store downtown has to offer. There are many great options that include, and are certainly not limited to, a bakery, quilting shop, auto parts store, hardware and supply, shoe repair and shoe shop, antiques, sporting goods, women’s botique, coffee shop, book store, candy store, furniture store, drug store, and much more. You’ll enjoy it!

Demographics

As of the census in 2000, Murphy was made up of 89.60% white, 5.48% African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

Real Estate

Real estate is one thing The POLTROCK TEAM knows well! View many of the common types of real estate for sale here. If you would like for us to search for specific property for you, let us know! You can call toll free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 or email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com . You are also welcome to use our online Contact Us forms.

History

Murphy was named for the North Carolina Politician, Archibald Murphey. Murphy originally started along the trading path known as the Unicoi Turnpike which connected the Cherokee lands east of the mountains with the “Overhill Towns” of Tennessee. Once the Indians were removed in 1836 across the Trail of Tears, the US Army built Fort Butler in what is today Murphy. Fort Butler was used as the main collection point for the Cherokee on the eastern side of the mountains. They were moved from Fort Butler, across the Unicoi Turnpike, and then to Fort Cass (which is now Charleston, Tennessee). Today, the Unicoi Turnpike is better known as Joe Brown Highway.

The site where Murphy is now located at along the Hiwassee River was known to the Cherokee Indians as Tlanusi-yi, which translates to the Leech Place. This name originated from a legend about a giant leech name Tlanusi that lived in the river.

Neat Facts

Murphy is closer to the capitals of six other states than it is its own state capital in Raleigh. The capitals of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia are all closer than Raleigh.

Eric Rudolph, the fugitive who was responsible for the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta, GA was arrested in Murphy by the Murphy Police Department after a futile, extensive FBI search. He was found behind Save-a-Lot grocery store.

Murphy, NC is rated by Forbes in the Top 10 list of up and coming vacation home markets.

There’s a rumor, albeit unsubstantiated, that President Lincoln’s Father is buried at the old Harshaw Chapel.

Mark Deweese, All-American Cross Country and Track athlete was both born and played at Murphy High School.

Carl Pickens, legendary football star, is a Murphy prodigy of years past.

Visit the Town of Murphy NC’s Official Website

Written By: John Poltrock, Certified Residential Specialistwww.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll-Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

References and Sources
Cherokee County Mapping Department
Wikipedia
The 2000 U.S. Census