2016 Outstanding Small Town
The charming community of Rutherfordton lies at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in
Named after Revolutionary War General Griffith Rutherford, Rutherfordton was founded in 1787 which makes it the oldest town in western North Carolina. Look around and you will notice the architectural styles that still hint at the wealth and success residents enjoyed. Dozens of structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Things to do in Rutherfordton
- Bechtler House Gold mint museum and former home of German immigrant, Christopher Bechtler
- Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Gallery
- Kid Senses hands-on museum for children
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