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By Kathy Vetten | Broker in Murphy, NC
  • Murphy, NC History

    Posted Under: General Area in Murphy, In My Neighborhood in Murphy, Property Q&A in Murphy  |  July 10, 2014 9:34 AM  |  28 views  |  No comments
      Did You Know About Cherokee County Chronology

    • Cherokee County is in the far Western part of North Carolina and has a long and interesting history.  The following chronology of events notes high-lights since 1820. 
    • 1820 - The Baptist Church established mission school and church at Old Natchez Town       on Hiwassee River.
    • 1830 - Col. A. R. S. Hunter builds an Indian trading post, at present site of Murphy called       Huntersville.
    • 1835 - First post office opened under the name of Hunting with A. R. S. Hunter as first       postmaster.
    • 1838 - Fort Butler established as headquarters for the removal of Cherokee Indians over            the famous "Trail of Tears."
    • 1839 - Cherokee County formed from a portion of Macon County.
    • 1840 - Census of 1840 shown county with a population of 3,427
    • 1843 - Settlers moving west established village of Persimmon Creek. . First post office       opened with B. Stiles as postmaster.
    • 1847 - Turtletown post office established on Shoal Creek
    • 1851 - Murphy incorporated as County seat of Cherokee County.
    • 1854 - Fain Bloomery Forge begins operation on Owl Creek. John Caldwell opens road       from Ocoee River to Ducktown and wagon travel between Western North Carolina       and Eastern Tennessee becomes possible for the first time. 
    • 1860 - First Methodist Church, Harshaw Chapel, built in Murphy.  Census shows county       population as 9,166.
    • 1861 - Governor Ellis declares state out of the Unio9n. Cherokee County asked to raise       1100 men of Confederate Army.  Clay County founded from Southeastern section       of  Cherokee County.
    • 1865 - Kirk's raiders burn Murphy courthouse.  Battle of Hanging Dog marks last battle of       Civil War in the county.
    • 1868 - New brick courthouse built on same site of the one burned in 1865.
    • 1871 - Hiawassee and Cheoah Turnpike company formed.
    • 1872 - Meroney and Olmsted established first foundry for manufacture of plows and       hollowware.  Graham County formed from portion of Cherokee County.
    • 1873 – Cherokee Herald becomes county’s first news paper with James O. Robinson                  publishing first edition December 11.
    • 1882 – Mount Pleasant Academy opened with Professor Rolan in charge.
    • 1884 – Famous Dickey Hotel opened.
    • 1888 – Georgia and North Carolina Railroad reached Murphy from Marietta, GA
    • 1890 – Town of Andrews incorporated.  W.T Corder erects first two story brick building in        Murphy.
    • 1891 – Southern Railroad reaches Murphy from Ashville.  New brick courthouse built.
    • 1892 – New courthouse destroyed by fire.
    • 1893 – Courthouse rebuilt
    • 1895 – Rebuilt courthouse destroyed y fire.
    • 1896 – Courthouse once again rebuilt using some outer walls of the tone destroyed in                  previous year.
    • 1898 – Miners and Planters Bank chartered as first bank in county.
    • 1904 – Bank of Murphy organized.  Murphy Academy and Commercial Institute                 established by Cherokee Baptists Association.
    • 1910 – Murphy waterworks system put in operation.  Dome School building erected.               Murphy High School defeats Copperhill 18-8 in basketball.
    • 1911 – Louisbille and Nashville Railroad station dedicated at Murphy.
    • 1912 – The Commercial and Savings Bank opened.  Cherokee Lumber Co. chartered.               Murphy Courier begins publication.
    • 1913 – Georgia and Carolina Railroad formed with Cherokee County giving $75,000 for the        line to run between Andrews and Hayesville.
    • 1914 – Hiawassee Power Co., chartered to develop hydro-electric power for the town of                  Murphy.
    • 1916 – World War I comes to Cherokee as 15 young men from Cherokee and Clay               counties leave for training at comp.
    • 1917 – Local Red Cross chapter organized.  Influenza epidemic sweeps county.                         Hiawassee river clogged with ice.
    • 1922 – First paved highway opened from Murphy to Georgia line.
    • 1923 – Industry comes to Murphy with opening of Oak-land Knitting Mill, Cherokee       Lumber Co., and Hawkins Bros., Shuttle Block Mill
    • 1925 – Worst drought in history of the county with Cool Springs the only source of water        for the town of Murphy.  Granite monument erected at the site of Fort Butler to                commemorate this historic spot.
    • 1926 – Courthouse burns to ground.  Ashville to Murphy highway opened
    • 1927 – New courthouse dedicated.  County court abolished by commissioners. Fire       destroys Cherokee Roller Mills.
    • 1928 – Town of Murphy purchased hydro-electric plant and transmission lines and will sell        electric power in this section
    • 1930 -  Aluminum Company of America power projects get underway on the Nantahala                  River.
    • 1935 – Hiwassee Dam construction gets underway.  Hughes Iron and Meta Co. and                  Mountain Valley Associated Cooperative Cannery add to Cherokee County        industrial growth.
    • 1937 –  Murphy Mills destroyed by fire.
    • 1940 –  The largest Ten Commandments in the world are laid out in white stone on                 mountainside near Murphy at the Church of God Assembly grounds.

    The above Information was provided by Mayor Hughes, to our Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors Luncheon Meeting.  This infromation may be Prior History but may not be deemed Factual.

    Current Facts about Cherokee County and Murphy

    ·         Population, 2013 estimate  Cherokee County 27,218

    ·         Population Town of Murphy, 1601 in 2012

    ·         Population Town of Andrews, 1754 in 2012

    ·         Cherokee County Land area in square miles 455.43

    ·         Housing units, 17,563 for 2013

    ·         Homeownership rate, 2008 thru 2012 is 81.6%

    These items were reported by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce to Exit Realty Mountain View Properties.

    For more Demographic information about our area and All Your Real Estate Needs:
    Please contact Kathy Vetten, Owner-Broker for Exit Realty Mountain View Properties located at 1900 US Hwy 64 West, Murphy, NC  28906.
    You may also contact Kathy Vetten by email: kathy@exitmurphy.com or Kathy Vetten's web site: www.kathyvetten.com  or just call our office:  828-837-2288 or Cell Phone:  828-361-0360
     

     

  • PRICE REDUCTION - 4 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths

    Posted Under: General Area in Murphy, Home Buying in Murphy, Home Ownership in Murphy  |  June 17, 2014 12:32 PM  |  52 views  |  No comments
    4 Bedroom Creek Front Custom Designed Home


























    Custom Designed Mountain Home,4 Bedrooms 4.5Ba on 5.75+/-Acres of Privacy, Creekfront, Woods&Pristine Acres. 2car Attached Garage,Open&Enclosed Side Decks,Screened Porch overlooking Gentle Acreage & Woods,Creek flows n back yard.Wood Design interior,w/Stone to Ceiling Wood Burning Fireplace in Great Room,Gas Log Fireplace in Family. Room.Chef's Kitchen w/Stainless Appliances & Granite Counter Tops.

    CALL KATHY VETTEN TO PREVIEW THIS CUSTOM HOME: 828-361-0360








































































  • Real Estate - Murphy NC - $30,000 Price Reduction

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Murphy, Home Selling in Murphy, Home Ownership in Murphy  |  June 16, 2014 1:23 PM  |  52 views  |  No comments




























    Come See This $30,000 Price Reduction! Riverfront 3BR/2BA Home. Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Amazing Granite Countertops In The Kitchen And Bathrooms. A Double Garage. This Home Has A Media Room And Furnishings Convey With Home In The Media Room! Outstanding Yard Overlooking The Best Trout Fishing In Cherokee County! Located Just Minutes From Town. A Great Deal At Only $319,000.

    Schedule A Viewing With Corky Vetten At Exit Realty Mountain View Properties And You Will See Why This Home Is Such A Great Deal. Its just one of the many homes Corky has listed. We have many Homes available to choose from and its the right time to invest in Real Estate. Whether it be a Home located on that perfect acerage or Land you are looking for to build your custom dream home on, Kathy will help you find it.

    Murphy NC Real Estate Sales and Service – Corky Vetten Realtor, Exit Realty Mountain View Property is one of the leaders in marketing mountain properties. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers investing in Real Estate in Western North Carolina andNorth Georgia, including the towns of Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville, Ellijay, Blairsville, Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas. Call Corky at 828-361-0358.

    If you would like more information, please Contact Corky Vetten (Cell Phone 828-361-0358) or at http://www.corkyvetten.com or www.corkyvetten.com FOR ALL YOUR Real Estate needs, Corky Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call Toll Free # 877-837-2288 – Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS – Corky Vetten Broker / CRS – Exit Realty Mountain View Properties or visit my web site at http://www.corkyvetten.com

  • Murphy NC - Real Estate - Homes - 37 Trillium Trail

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Murphy, Home Selling in Murphy, Home Ownership in Murphy  |  June 13, 2014 7:09 AM  |  100 views  |  No comments














    Come See Why This Contemporary 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home Is Perfect For You. It Is Located In Murphy North Carolina’s Most Convenient Neighborhood. The Home Has A Large Kitchen, Cathedral Ceilings & A 2 Car Garage. There Is Also A Bonus Detached Work Or Hobby Shop On The Property. Also A Lush Beautiful Yard For Play Or Relaxation.

    Murphy NC Real Estate Sales and Service – Kathy Vetten Realtor, Exit Realty Mountain View Property is one of the leaders in marketing mountain properties. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers investing in Real Estate in Western North Carolina andNorth Georgia, including the towns of Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville, Ellijay, Blairsville, Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas.

    If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten (Cell Phone) 828-361-0360 or (Office Phone) 828-837-2288 or at www.kathyvetten.com   FOR ALL YOUR Real Estate needs, Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS.Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS – Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS 
    Exit Realty Mountain View Properties 

  • Real Estate - Murphy NC - Chalet

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Murphy, In My Neighborhood in Murphy, Home Ownership in Murphy  |  April 21, 2014 11:30 AM  |  216 views  |  No comments

















    This 2 BR/2BA Mountain Chalet Home Has Beautiful Long Range Moutain Views And Wood Floors In The Great Room And Kitchen. There Are Cathedral Ceilings In The Great Room And Dining Room With A Stone Wood Burning Fireplace. You Will Love Sitting On The Front Porch Relaxing With Friends. Enjoy The Serenity Of The Woods & Beautiful Appalachian Mountains In Western North Carolina. Dont Miss Out On This Rustic Mountain Chalet. This Cabin Has A Man Cave Every Man Wants. A MUST SEE.

    Schedule A Viewing With Kathy Vetten At Exit Realty Mountain View Properties And You Will See Why This Home Is A Great Deal. This Home Is just one of the many choices in homes Kathy has listed. We have many
    Homes available to choose from and its the right time to invest in Real Estate. Whether it be a Home located on that perfect acerage, or Land you are looking for to build your custom dream home on, Kathy will help you find it.

    Murphy NC Real Estate Sales and Service - Kathy Vetten Realtor, Exit Realty Mountain View Property is one of the leaders in marketing mountain properties. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers investing in Real Estate in Western North Carolina and North Georgia, including the towns of Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville, Ellijay, Blairsville, Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas. Call Kathy at 828-361-0360.

    If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten (Cell Phone 828-361-0360) or web site: http://www.kathyvetten.com or www.kathyvetten.com FOR ALL YOUR Real Estate needs, Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call 828 -837-2288 - Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS - Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS - or visit my web site at www.kathyvetten.com
  • Real Estate - Murphy, NC - Commercial Property

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Murphy, Investment Properties in Murphy, Home Ownership in Murphy  |  April 9, 2014 5:52 AM  |  278 views  |  No comments






    This Is A Fantastic Commercial Property. A Level 1.96+/- Acres With Direct Access Onto Hwy 64 And Back Access To Old Ranger Road. It Has Full Utilities And No Excavation Work. Seller Will Remove Front Building During Due Diligence If Buyer Does Not Want. This Is An Amazing Investment Opportunity. 


    Schedule A Viewing With
    Kathy Vetten At Exit Realty Mountain View Properties And You Will See Why This Income Producing Commercial Property Is Such A Great Deal. This Commercial Property is just one of the many properties Kathy has listed. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties also has many Homes available to choose from. Its the right time to invest in Real Estate. Whether it be a Home located on that perfect acreage, Land you are looking for, to build your custom dream home on, or Income Producing Commercial Property, Kathy will help you find it.

    Murphy NC Real Estate Sales and Service - Kathy Vetten Realtor, Exit Realty Mountain View Property is one of the leaders in marketing mountain properties. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers investing in Real Estate in Western North Carolina and North Georgia, including the towns of Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville, Ellijay, Blairsville, Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas. Call Kathy at 828-361-0360.

    If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten (Cell Phone)
    828-361-0360 / (Office) 828-837-2288 or web site:
    http://www.kathyvetten.com or www.kathyvetten.com . FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS, Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS - Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS -
    or visit my web site at www.kathyvetten.com
  • Real Estate - Murphy, NC - Over 140 Acres Of Wilderness With Waterfall

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Murphy, Investment Properties in Murphy, Home Ownership in Murphy  |  March 17, 2014 9:27 AM  |  309 views  |  No comments














    Absolute Paradise - 140.7+/- Acres, Pristine Wilderness Property,Secluded, Over 3000' USFS Borders, Pond and Stream. A House Site Graded Near The Bottom At A
    Waterfall That Cascades For 100 Feet!!!!



    Schedule A Viewing With
    Kathy Vetten At Exit Realty Mountain View Properties And You Will See Why This Land Is Such A Great Find. This Acreage Is just one of the many choices in Land, Kathy has listed. We have many

    Homes available to choose from and its the right time to invest in Real Estate. Whether it be a Home located on that perfect acerage, or Land you are looking for to build your custom dream home on, Kathy will help you find it.

    Murphy NC Real Estate Sales and Service - Kathy Vetten Realtor, Exit Realty Mountain View Property is one of the leaders in marketing mountain properties. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers investing in Real Estate in Western North Carolina and North Georgia, including the towns of Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville, Ellijay, Blairsville, Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas. Call Kathy at 828-361-0360.

    If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten (Cell Phone 828-361-0360) or web site: http://www.kathyvetten.com or www.kathyvetten.com FOR ALL YOUR Real Estate needs, Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call 828 -837-2288 - Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS - Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS - or visit my web site at www.kathyvetten.com

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