Here in Murphy, NC the story goes that...another Cherokee Legend

Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA

Lee & Carol Barbour - Mountain Living TeamHere in Murphy, NC the story goes that once a young Cherokee Indian brave was out hunting with his dog and a flash flood came upon them and separated them. Later, when the young brave went back looking for his dog he came upon him high up in a tree, safely hanging on up in the branches. So this area was then called Hanging Dog.

Cherokee County, NC has roads, communities, bike trails, campgrounds and many other locations named after Hanging Dog. Many of the communities, lakes and rivers are named after Cherokee Indian names. see what the word Nantahala means HERE

If you're planning on visiting the Murphy, NC area we'd be happy to show you around all the Cherokee, Clay and the surrounding counties have to offer you. Contact Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team at


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Comments (2)

Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

This is another great legend, Carol.  And who knows, maybe there is some truth in all of them.

Mar 27, 2012 01:14 PM
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Lee & Carol - I love hearing about the heritage of these great states - thank you for sharing the story of Hanging Dog with us!

Mar 27, 2012 02:44 PM