Cherokee County Courthouse (Murphy, North Carolina)

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Cherokee County Courthouse
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Cherokee County Courthouse (Murphy, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Cherokee County Courthouse (Murphy, North Carolina)
Cherokee County Courthouse (Murphy, North Carolina) is located in the US
Cherokee County Courthouse (Murphy, North Carolina)
LocationPeachtree and Central Sts., Murphy, North Carolina
Coordinates35°5′12″N 84°1′59″W / 35.08667°N 84.03306°W / 35.08667; -84.03306Coordinates: 35°5′12″N 84°1′59″W / 35.08667°N 84.03306°W / 35.08667; -84.03306
Arealess than one acre
Built1926 (1926)
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSNorth Carolina County Courthouses TR
NRHP reference #79001692[1]
Added to NRHPMay 10, 1979

The Cherokee County Courthouse is located at the corner of Central and Peachtree Streets in Murphy, North Carolina, the county seat of Cherokee County. The Classical Revival building, built in 1926 to a design by James J. Baldwin, was the fifth built on the site. The marble-faced two story building has a five-bay diagonal section facing the roadway that forms its entrance. It has a four-columned Corinthian Greek portico, and is topped by a monumental cupola which rises well above the structure. The building interior, especially its courtroom, has retained much of its original woodwork and stone styling.[2]

The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Cherokee County Courthouse" (PDF). North Carolina DCR. Retrieved 2014-04-15.

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