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Directions from Asheville, NC to Cherokee County, NC
105 Miles Travel time approximately 2 hours
Begin I-40 West
Continue on I-40 to Exit 27.
Take Exit 27. This exit is easy to miss. Exit sign reads "Franklin, Murphy, Atlanta."
Proceed on US 74 West, by-passing the towns of Waynesville, Cherokee, Sylva and Bryson City. The four lane then becomes two lane US 19/74 West as you approach the Nantahala Gorge. You will travel about 15 miles before entering Cherokee County at Topton. A few miles later the road widens to four lane, just East of Andrews. To reach Murphy continue on US 19/74 West for 15 miles. The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center is located one-half mile past the fifth light, on the left.
Directions from Chattanooga, TN to Cherokee County, NC
85 Miles Travel time approximately 2 hours
Begin on I-75 North
Exit onto US 64 Bypass.
Continue on US 64 Bypass to US 64 East. This road becomes two lane for a time while it meanders through the Ocoee Gorge. After approximately 20 miles it widens to four-lane again. Crossing the North Carolina state line, you have entered Cherokee County and the road becomes US 64/74. Continue approximately 20 miles to Murphy. The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center will be on your right as you enter the city limits of Murphy. To reach Andrews, continue on US 74 East approximately 15 miles.
Directions from Atlanta, GA to Cherokee County, NC
125 Miles Travel time approximately 2 hours
Begin on I-75 North Exit I-575 North just north of Marietta. I-575 becomes Highway 515 Continue on Highway 515 by-passing the towns of Jasper, Ellijay and Blue Ridge. Continue 4 miles North of Blue Ridge. Turn Left on Highway 60 and travel approximately 2 miles on this two lane road. Turn Right onto Spur 60. This two lane road leads you into Cherokee County where it becomes a four lane road which will intersect with US 64/74.
Turn Right on US 64/74. Continue for 5 miles to the city limits of Murphy. The Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center will be on your right as you enter the city limits. To reach Andrews, travel East on US 74 for 15 miles.