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Marble is one of the many small, peaceful mountain communities located in Cherokee County within the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina. It sits along State Route 19, between the towns of Andrews and Murphy, in an elongated valley of prime farmland. This valley is bordered by two mountain ranges that merge at the north end of the valley and form what is called the Nantahala River Gorge. Many unique attractions can be found in Cherokee County, near the town of Marble. Nearby Brasstown is a well-known arts and crafts community, home to the John C. Campbell Folk School. The community of Murphy is the county seat and began as an Indian trading post. It is both the first and last town in North Carolina (depending on which way you're traveling,) and it got its' name from the white, blue, gray and pink marble that was once quarried in the area. Other points of interest include the Cherokee County Historical Museum, historic Fort Butler, the Great Smoky Mountains Railway and the Trail of Tears - Tatham Gap. Also, the neighboring town of Andrews hosts the Annual WNC Wagon Trail during their Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, as well as an Annual Fall Car Show. Outdoor recreation abounds near the town of Marble. Nearby Hiwassee Lake provides swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, and camping and hiking along the shoreline. The Hiwassee River is a designated Trophy Trout Stream and also offers Class I and Class II white water rafting. The Nantahala and Ocoee Rivers are also good for rafting and kayaking. Marble is also just a short drive to the slopes for wintertime skiing and snowboarding.

Surrounding areas: Andrews, North Carolina (6.0 mi), Murphy, North Carolina (8.7 mi), Brasstown, North Carolina (9.5 mi), Hayesville, North Carolina (10.8 mi), Lake Hiwassee, North Carolina (11.4 mi), Robbinsville, North Carolina (12.2 mi), Warne, North Carolina (12.6 mi)

Marble Vacation Rentals

Marble Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Andrews Valley InnBeavercreek RdAndrews, NC6.0 mi.(888) 777-7901
Best Western Murphy1522 Andrews RdMurphy, NC6.7 mi.(828) 837-3060
Days Inn754 Hwy 64 WMurphy, NC8.7 mi.(828) 837-8030
Econo Lodge100 Ter StMurphy, NC8.7 mi.(828) 837-8880
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites130 Holiday DrMurphy, NC8.7 mi.(828) 837-1111
Microtel Inn & Suites Robbinsville107 Rodney Orr By-PassRobbinsville, NC12.2 mi.(828) 479-6772
San-ran MotelRobbinsville, NC12.2 mi.(828) 479-3256
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Big Sky DrHiawassee, GA18.3 mi.(706) 896-8884
Ramada Inn Lake Chatuge Lodge653 Hwy 76Hiawassee, GA18.3 mi.(706) 896-5253
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA20.7 mi.(706) 745-1631
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA20.9 mi.(706) 745-6844
Trails End CabinsRt 1 Box 253Turtletown, TN24.4 mi.(704) 494-4610
Best Western Copper InnUS Hwy 64Ducktown, TN27.6 mi.(423) 496-5541
Days Inn1100 BurkemontMorganton, GA27.9 mi.(828) 430-8778
Bed & Breakfast
Angels Landing Inn94 Campbell StMurphy, NC8.5 mi.(828) 835-8877

Marble Weather & Climate

The Mountains, due to their mild summer temperatures, have always been a welcome escape from the heat at the lower elevations. Midsummer afternoon temperatures average only around 80 degrees at elevations of 3,000 feet or higher. Nights are crisp and cool, but seldom too cold for outdoor activities or camping. In winter, snowfall is likely most years, but ski resorts use snowmaking equipment to ensure a reliable supply. Large amounts of snow and extreme low temperatures are rare except at the highest peaks. Rainfall is common in spring and summer. In spring, storm systems that bring cold weather southward reach North Carolina less often and less forcefully than in other parts of the country. Occasional invasions of cool dry air from the north continue during the summer, but are of short duration. Fall has warm days and cool nights and is the driest period.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 25°F 7.17 in. -
February 52°F 27°F 6.09 in. -
March 60°F 34°F 6.97 in. -
April 68°F 40°F 5.18 in. -
May 76°F 49°F 5.37 in. -
June 82°F 57°F 5.54 in. -
July 85°F 61°F 5.00 in. -
August 85°F 60°F 5.50 in. -
September 80°F 54°F 4.45 in. -
October 70°F 41°F 3.51 in. -
November 60°F 33°F 5.33 in. -
December 51°F 27°F 6.02 in. -

Marble Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located about 44 miles north of Marble in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located approximately 52 miles northeast of Marble in Sevierville, Tennessee, Lovell Field (CHA) located roughly 72 miles west of Marble in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and finally the Moore Murrell airport (MOR) located around 75 miles northeast of Marble in Morristown, Tennessee.

Marble Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC40.1 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC40.1 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN47.2 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN47.2 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN52.1 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC52.3 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA78.1 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA69.2 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA91.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country ClubMurphyNC8.3 mi.
Chatuge Shores Golf CourseHayesvilleNC10.7 mi.
Mountain Harbour Golf & Yacht ClubHayesvilleNC10.7 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA20.7 mi.
Copper Basin Golf ClubCopperhillTN28.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC36.2 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC52.3 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC89.5 mi.
State Parks
Chatuge State ParkGA16.2 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA30.3 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA30.8 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA33.5 mi. 
Black Rock Mountain State ParkGA34.8 mi. 
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN33.8 mi.(History)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN50.7 mi.(History)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN54.3 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN54.3 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN54.3 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN54.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN54.3 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN78.8 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN78.8 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC82.6 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC89.5 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA102.0 mi.

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