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Cherokee County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
75 Peachtree St, Ste 243
Murphy, NC 28906 www.nccourts.org/County/Cherokee/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-835-7740
F: 828-835-7741
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile or mental records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
75 Peachtree St, Ste 243
Murphy, NC 28906 www.nccourts.org/County/Cherokee/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-835-7740
F: 828-835-7741
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile or mental records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
75 Peachtree St, Ste 243
Murphy, NC 28906 www.nccourts.org/County/Cherokee/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-835-7755
F: 828-835-7756
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile or mental records released
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Cherokee County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Cherokee County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Cherokee County
Register of Deeds
75 Peachtree St, #126-A
Murphy, NC 28906 www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/index.a...
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 828-837-2613
Fax: 828-837-8414
Real Estate, Deed, Lien

Cherokee County Vital Certificates

Cherokee County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Cherokee County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 455.19 sq mi
Population (2009): 26,307
  • Females: 52.0%
  • White: 95.0%
  • Black/African American: 1.9%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 93.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): 2,011
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 11.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.32
Housing Units (2000): 13,499
Homeownership Rate (2000): 82.2%
Migration Flow to Cherokee County, NC from (2007-2008):

Cherokee County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $358,107
  • Construction: $48,080
  • Retail Trade: $44,697
  • Professional and Technical Services: $11,399
  • Healthcare: $54,192
  • Banking: $13,047
  • Retail Trade: $44,697
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $12,665
  • Manufacturing: $40,895
  • Farms: $12,409
  • Government: $73,650
Employed (2000): 10,162
Unemployed (2000): 595
Unemployment Rate (2009): 14.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,116
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,021
Local Government Revenue (2007): $61,831 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $13,557 (thou. dol.)

Cherokee County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 274
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.3
Deaths (2007): 335
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.9

Cherokee County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 51
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 2
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 47
Property Crimes (2008): 714
  • Burglary: 204
  • Larceny-Theft: 493
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 17

Cherokee County Genealogy Records