RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
>> >> >> >> Profile
<< Ruth
(Hardin County)

Rutherford, Tennessee

Ruthledge Ford
(Coffee County)
Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Stories TripAdvisor
Other TN

 The location of Rutherford 

Click for Interactive Map

(within Gibson County, State of Tennessee)

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Rutherford
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Tennessee

Welcome to Rutherford ...

The community of Rutherford is located in Gibson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2014, Rutherford has a population of 1,116 people<1> (see below for details).

Rutherford is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Rutherford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rutherford is located in the (731) area code.

We know of 14 communities that are also named Rutherford. Our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rutherford contains a list of those communities.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rutherford ...

Looking for more information about Rutherford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Rutherford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rutherford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Rutherford.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rutherford had a population of 1,151 people. This makes Rutherford the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Rutherford represents 0.02% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 223rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,151 people, the population of Rutherford decreased 9.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,272 people).

Taken from the 2014 Census Estimates, Rutherford had an population of 1,116 people. This is a decrease of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rutherford.

Communities near Rutherford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2014
Bradford   [Map]   1,017   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dresden   [Map]   2,908   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   2,125   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kenton   [Map]   1,235   N   5 miles [8 km]
Martin   [Map]   11,322   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Milan   [Map]   7,834   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rutherford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rutherford. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rutherford. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rutherford.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rutherford:

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Rutherford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Tennessee

About Gibson County

Find a Community within Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rutherford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Rutherford:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rutherford.

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rutherford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting at Rutherford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rutherford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rutherford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rutherford

- Return to Citation

<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rutherford.


Tidbits &
Other   TN

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2014
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 06 Sep 2015
By John Hall