The Legend of Hanging Dog in Murphy, NC

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

Here 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 at www.LeeAndCarol.com

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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What an interesting story.  I should research why some of the towns here have odd names.  There is one called No Name, Colorado.  Maybe they couldn't think of or agree upon a name.  Great idea!

January 20, 2010 05:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
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Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

It's so interesting how they got the names of towns, streets, subdivisions and other areas isn't it, Dawn? Makes you wonder what they were thinking sometimes :)

January 20, 2010 06:55 PM
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Jane Peters
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Love your series of the name origins, Carol. 

January 20, 2010 06:59 PM
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Irene Tron

Interesting story to Hanging Dog. 

January 20, 2010 09:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

Thanks Jane and Irene. So interesting to find out about the area we live in and visit everyday.

January 22, 2010 12:32 PM
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Diane Williams

I love to hear the old legends of the area I live in.  You wonder why some of them keep getting passed down.

January 22, 2010 05:29 PM
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Carol - I enjoyed reading the story of 'hanging dog'! Love to learn these sorts of things :)

Debi

January 24, 2010 04:04 PM
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Diane Rice
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You sure know your legendary history... it seems to create an aura!  This story has hung on in time through the years i suppose.

January 24, 2010 07:10 PM
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