The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Rutherford College

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Rutherford College, North Carolina

The village of Rutherford College NC began in 1853, when a small private academy known as Owl Hollow School was located in the eastern part of Burke County. The school received funding from local resident John T. Rutherford which allowed it to expand. Prior to the Civil War the school taught military tactics and philosophy but it was forced to close its doors when the Civil War began. It later reopened in 1871 as a four-year college. The town of Rutherford College, originally named Excelsior, was founded 1871 and today is a bedroom community with approximately 1,300 residents. It was incorporated in 1977.
     The town is bordered by Lake Rhodhiss on the north, and by Mineral Springs Mountain on the south, and is home to the Rutherford College Summer Festival, held on the first Saturday in August. The main street, Malcolm Boulevard, runs for approximately three miles, with numerous homes, churches (two Methodist and two Baptist),  banks, pharmacies,  doctor's clinics, a car dealership, convenience stores, and a post office.

 

Resources
City Website: Rutherford College
: 980 Malcolm Boulevard, Rutherford College NC 28761; 828-874-0333
Location:
Foothills, one hour and fifteen minutes east of Asheville
County: Burke County
: Burke County Government Center, 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton NC 28680; 828-439-4340
Elevation & Population:
1178 feet, 1,300+

Visitor/Welcome Center:
Burke County Visitor Center, 110 East Meeting Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-433-6793
County Chamber of Commerce: Burke County Chamber of Commerce, 110 East Meeting Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-437-3021
Newspaper
: The News Herald, 301 Collett Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-437-2161
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Marquee Cinemas Mimosa 7, 103 South Green Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-437-8084
High School: East Burke High School, 3695 East Burke Boulevard, Connelly Springs NC 28612; 828-397-5541 and Jimmy C. Draughn High School, 709 Lovelady Road NE, Valdese NC 28690, 828-879-4200
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton NC 28655; 828-438-6000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Valdese Hospital, 720 Malcolm Boulevard, Valdese NC 28690; 828-874-2251
Major Festivals: Rutherford College Summer Festival (August)
Natural Attractions:
Brown Mountain Lights, Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park
Cultural Attractions:
History Museum of Burke County, North Carolina School For The Deaf Museum, Old Burke County Courthouse Heritage Museum, Quaker Meadows Plantation, Senator Sam J. Erwin Jr. Museum
Wineries:
Green River Vineyard


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Speedway Grill: (Grill)  611 Malcolm Boulevard, Rutherford College NC 28761; 828-874-0711 

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
No accommodations currently available in Rutherford College. See Morganton
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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