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Welcome to Ruth ...

The town of Ruth is located in Rutherford County<1>.

The location of Ruth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ruth has a population of 399 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ruth.

Ruth is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ruth lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ruth: (828)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ruth had an population of 399 people. This is a decrease of 9.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ruth had a population of 440 people. This makes Ruth the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 440 people, the population of Ruth increased 33.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 329 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ruth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Ruth: This one is located in Rutherford County and the other is located in Forsyth County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 26 communities that are also named Ruth - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruth.

Communities near Ruth ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ruth.

  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<6>
  • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<6>
  • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<6>
  • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Columbus [Polk County]
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      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<6>
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<6>
    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<6>
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills
    • Polkville [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ruth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ruth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruth. See our Newspapers Page for Ruth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruth ...

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ruth, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ruth.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Rutherford County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcountync.gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Rutherford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ruth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RuthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3825, Longitude: -81.9449       In this case, the coordinates for Ruth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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