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Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. It is situated at the confluence of the Hiwassee and Valley rivers. It is the westernmost county seat in the state of North Carolina, approximately 360 miles (580 km) from the state capital in Raleigh. The population of Murphy was 1,627 at the 2010 census.
Murphy is located east of the center of Cherokee County at 35°5′23″N 84°1′48″W (35.089848, −84.029924). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km²), or 9.13%, is water.