Our logo was designed by Niki Kordus with Cherokee County's heritage in mind.

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Our logo was designed by Niki Kordus with Cherokee County's heritage in mind.

Welcome to Heritage Partners
of Murphy, Cherokee County NC


home of the Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails, and
the Scenic Circle I and Scenic Circle II eco-destination guides

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Our Purpose:
Benefit the community by strengthening its sense of place, and by attracting a
 sustained base of heritage, ecological and agricultural tourism.

Our Mission:
Promote public awareness, education and good stewardship of the community’s
natural, historic, and cultural resources. Serve as a planning, educational, and
community-initiated development resource to conserve and renew these unique assets
 for the benefit of many generations to come.

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The Murphy
River Walk

Click on the link above to find out more . . .

 

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Johnny Strawn, Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails Project Manager,
named 2013 CITIZEN OF THE  YEAR!

At the annual Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce dinner held Thursday, September 19, Johnny Strawn
received top honors as Cherokee County's 2013 Citizen of the Year.  Recognized for his volunteer work and
long track record of accomplishments for the Murphy River Walk,  Johnny is shown above with his
wife and devoted co-volunteer Pam Strawn.  CONGRATULATIONS JOHNNY!

 

 River Walk Fund Raiser A Great Success!
held Thursday, September 12, 2013 - on the Porch at Doyle's Cedar Hill
We thank you kindly for the support, and are pleased to report over $5k was cleared for
the River Walk projects. We look forward to doing it again in 2014!

 

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You're sure to enjoy this beautiful walking trail following the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers
surrounding the historic town center of Murphy. Trail heads are currently located at Konehete Park, McClelland Street,
Tennessee Street and behind the Old L&N Depot.

The trail features historical sites, native plant life and a healthy trek around the historic town center,
enjoyed by citizens and visitors alike. Enhancements to the River Walk continue, courtesy of Mother Nature and a
wonderful team of volunteers, working in coordination with the Konehete Park staff.
The River Walk is funded by appreciated private contributions and grants.

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The Scenic Circle

Click on the link above to find out more . . .

 

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The Scenic Circle I - and - The Scenic Circle II

With both editions now in their third printing, these eco tourism publications provide guided tours to the area's
beautiful natural attractions. Authored by volunteer and published trail guide author Dr. Liz Carter, you'll want to enjoy
the explorations found in both Scenic Circle I and Scenic Circle II. The books have detailed driving directions, photographs of your destinations, and a map for way-finding. How cool is that.

The Scenic Circle editions are now available for purchase for $5 per copy at these locations:


The Curiosity Shop Bookstore
46 Valley River Avenue in The Shoppes of Murphy - historic downtown Murphy


The Cherokee County Chamber & Welcome Center
805 West US Hwy 64/74 in Murphy (look for the marquee at the road)


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Links to some of our favorites . . .

 

The annual Art, River & Music Festival - first Saturday in June
 in Historic Downtown Murphy

sponsored by the Cherokee County Arts Council

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First Friday Art Walk, May-November, Historic Downtown Murphy
sponsored by the Valley River Arts Guild - April through December

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Cedar Valley Farmers Market, Saturdays April-November, Historic Downtown Murphy

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The John C. Campbell Folk School

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Visit Cherokee County NC - Andrews, Murphy, Brasstown

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Murphy NC STEP - that stands for small town economic prosperity!

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The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center
 

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Our logo was designed by Niki Kordus with Cherokee County's heritage in mind.

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Thank you for visiting Heritage Partners, and we hope you enjoy what you can see on-line.
Volunteers and contributions are always welcome and appreciated. Volunteers meet monthly on the third Thursday,
4:00 pm in the Murphy Power Board/City Hall conference room on Peachtree Street, February-October.
All are welcome.

Heritage Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your contributions to its good works for the community
are tax deductible. All projects, publications and events are made possible by private contributions and matching grants.
You can help with a particular initiative, or allow your contribution to go toward all projects. Your check goes to:

Heritage Partners
P.O. Box 1152
Murphy, NC 28906

Thank you!

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