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Welcome to Rutherford College ...

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

The pronunciation of Rutherford College: RUTH-er-furd<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rutherford College has a population of 1,300 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Rutherford College is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Rutherford College: (828)

The ZIP code for Rutherford College: 28671<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rutherford College had an population of 1,300 people. This is a decrease of 3.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rutherford College had a population of 1,341 people. This makes Rutherford College the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Rutherford College represents 0.01% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 297th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,341 people, the population of Rutherford College increased 3.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,293 people).

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

Communities near Rutherford College ...

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

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
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    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Rutherford College
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Rutherford College
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<7>
  • Morganton [Burke County]
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    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Rutherford College
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<7>
  • Newton [Catawba County]
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    • Newton [Catawba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Rutherford College
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Conover [Catawba County]
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      • Conover [Catawba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Rutherford College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<7>
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
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      • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Rutherford College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Long View [Burke County]
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      • Long View [Burke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Rutherford College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Rutherford College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<7>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
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      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Rutherford College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
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    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Rutherford College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>

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 Rutherford College. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rutherford College.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rutherford College. 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 Rutherford College.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rutherford College ...

Looking for more information about Rutherford College? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rutherford College, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rutherford College.

Adding Rutherford College to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rutherford College in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rutherford College was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rutherford College on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rutherford College on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burke County: www.co.burke.nc.us/

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 Burke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Rutherford College. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rutherford College.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rutherford College - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Rutherford College). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rutherford College or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rutherford College) 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 Rutherford College. 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 Rutherford CollegeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutherford College. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7522, Longitude: -81.5256    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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