Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

Murphy, North Carolina – The Location, Population, People, Real Estate, History, and Facts


Murphy is the westernmost town in North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge and Mountains, Murphy is the county seat of Cherokee County. The city limits of Murphy are actually quite small with a landmass of approximately 1,702.88 acres. On the same token, the “area” of Murphy is quite large. It comprises the entire zip code 28906.


Murphy’s downtown square is located at Longitude/Latitude N 35 05.267 W 84 02.060. It is located where the Valley River and Hiwassee River come together. Highways 64, 74, and 19/129 are the major roadways.

The People of Murphy

When you’re looking to move to Murphy or buy an investment and/or second home property, it’s very important to know what to expect from the folks in Murphy.  Locals are some of the kindest and most generous people you’ll meet. They are open to newcomers and don’t shun people. Being in the heart of the Bible Belt, a large portion of people are religious and attend a wide variety of churches with varying denominations. The bottom line is, you’ll meet a lot of people who will become lifelong friends before you know it!


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Mount Airy Barber marks 85th birthday

by Erin C. Perkins
Mount Airy News

Similar to Floyd’s Barber Shop in the beloved town of Mayberry, Floyd’s City Barber Shop has been a staple among the attractions of downtown Mount Airy.

Its owner, Russell Hiatt, has been cutting hair for more than 60 years—both for famous visitors and town folk. But despite the celebrities who have graced his shop, it’s the loyal everyday customers he values most, which is why Wednesday was especially great for the long-time barber.

More than 30 people showed up to celebrate a surprise birthday bash for Hiatt, who turned 85-years-old yesterday.

“How many people reach the age of 85? So this is really special,” said Judy Cooley, who works at the barber shop and helped plan the surprise birthday party. “Russell is so friendly and people just love him.”

And Hiatt said he loves the people.


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