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Cherokee is in Swain County.

The latitude of Cherokee is 35.474N. The longitude is -83.315W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,988 feet.


When Cherokee Indians were routed from their homelands in the 1830s, some 1,000 hid in the mountains. Eventually, they established a settlement and a tribal government here
Local festivals include:
  • Cherokee Indian Fair - Oct. 2-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cherokee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cherokee attractions: Harrah's
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee Heritage Museum, Mountain Farm Museum, Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Swain County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cherokee political report.

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Hotels in Cherokee include Fairfield Inn Suites Cherokee, Ramada Limited Cherokee, Travelodge.

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