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Our Genealogy Helper for Rutherfordton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rutherfordton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rutherfordton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rutherfordton is located in Rutherford County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rutherford County: Buncombe, Burke, Cleveland, Henderson, McDowell, Polk, Cherokee (SC) & Spartanburg (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Rutherfordton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rutherfordton:

  • Rutherford County     (The home county of Rutherfordton)
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<3>
    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
    • Shiloh [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rutherford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • 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<3>
    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostic
      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bostic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bostic<3>
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • 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
    • Concord [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Rutherford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Washburn [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pisgah
      • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holly Springs [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Mush
      • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Mush
  • Avery County
    • Linville Falls [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville Falls
      • Linville Falls [Avery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville Falls<3>
  • Buncombe County
    • Ridgecrest [Buncombe County]
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
      • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<3>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<3>
    • Swannanoa [Buncombe County]
    • Walkertown [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
      • Walkertown [Buncombe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
    • Wilson [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Buncombe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Asheville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
      • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<3>
    • Barnardsville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnardsville
      • Barnardsville [Buncombe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnardsville<3>
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<3>
  • Burke County
    • Brindletown [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brindletown
      • Brindletown [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brindletown
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<3>
    • Enola [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
      • Enola [Burke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
    • Ramsey [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
      • Ramsey [Burke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey
    • Salem [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Burke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Yellow Gap [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Gap
      • Yellow Gap [Burke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Gap
    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Linville [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Burke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<3>
    • Drexel [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
      • Drexel [Burke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<3>
    • Connelly Springs [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connelly Springs
      • Connelly Springs [Burke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connelly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connelly Springs<3>
  • Caldwell County
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
  • Cleveland County
    • Cliffside [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliffside
      • Cliffside [Cleveland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliffside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffside
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lattimore
      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore
    • Polkville [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • 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
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • 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
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • 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<3>
    • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casar<3>
    • Dover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Cleveland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Lawndale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Cleveland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawndale<3>
    • Sharon [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Cleveland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
      • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brittain Village [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brittain Village
      • Brittain Village [Cleveland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brittain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain Village
  • Gaston County
    • Dellview [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellview
      • Dellview [Gaston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dellview
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<3>
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<3>
  • Henderson County
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<3>
    • Dana [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
      • Dana [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • Gerton [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerton
      • Gerton [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gerton<3>
    • Upward [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
      • Upward [Henderson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
    • East Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Flat Rock
      • East Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Flat Rock<3>
    • U-No [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for U-No
      • U-No [Henderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on U-No
    • Barker Heights [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker Heights
      • Barker Heights [Henderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker Heights
    • Carolina Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Village
      • Carolina Village [Henderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Village
    • Claremont [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Henderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Zirconia [Henderson County]
    • Cumberland Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Village
      • Cumberland Village [Henderson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lincoln County
    • North Brook [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brook
      • North Brook [Lincoln County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vale [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McDowell County
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
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    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glenwood [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Patten [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
      • Patten [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
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    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
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    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenlee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
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    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Little Switzerland [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Switzerland
      • Little Switzerland [McDowell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mitchell County
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
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    • Penland [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland [Mitchell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Polk County
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
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    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Yancey County
    • Micaville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micaville
      • Micaville [Yancey County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
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    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
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    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
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    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
  • Greenville County (SC)
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
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    • Highland [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Greenville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
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    • O'Neal [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Greenville County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
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    • Taylors [Greenville County]
    • Cleveland [Greenville County]
    • Marietta [Greenville County]
    • Slater [Greenville County]
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travelers Rest
      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
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  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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    • Mayo [Spartanburg County]
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
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    • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]
    • Gramling [Spartanburg County]
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
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    • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman Mills
      • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
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    • Valley Falls [Spartanburg County]
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
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    • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Southern Shops [Spartanburg County]
  • Union County (SC)
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
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  • York County (SC)
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
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    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rutherfordton, see our County-by-County Page for Rutherfordton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rutherfordton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rutherfordton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rutherfordton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rutherfordton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rutherfordton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km] of Rutherfordton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rutherfordton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Rutherfordton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rutherfordton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rutherfordton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rutherfordton had a population of 1,147 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Rutherfordton had a population of 4,090 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rutherfordton, with the one closest to Rutherfordton listed first.

  • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,147 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rutherfordton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Mack [Rutherford County] - Historic
    • While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mack
    • Mack [Rutherford County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mack had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 419 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest City had a post office and railroad service
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  • Green Hill [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutherfordton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
  • Bostic [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostic
    • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bostic had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cuba [Rutherford County] - Historic
    • While Cuba was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Rutherford County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cuba had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Washburn [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Washburn had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Sunshine [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Rutherford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Trio [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • While Trio was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trio
      • Trio [Rutherford County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trio had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Grove [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandy Springs [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rutherfordton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Henrietta [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henrietta had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rutherfordton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vein Mountain [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vein Mountain
      • Vein Mountain [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vein Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vein Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vein Mountain
    • Uree [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uree
      • Uree [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rutherfordton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Uree had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uree

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rutherfordton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rutherfordton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rutherfordton ...

While our initial data about Rutherfordton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rutherfordton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rutherfordton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rutherfordton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Rutherfordton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rutherfordton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rutherfordton. See our Misc Page for Rutherfordton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Rutherford County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rutherfordton. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rutherfordton) 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 Rutherfordton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RutherfordtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutherfordton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3680, Longitude: -81.9571    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rutherfordton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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