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

Rutherfordton

(Including Gilkey, Logan, Ruth & Union Mills)

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Rutherfordton Town SealRutherfordton NC, the county seat of Rutherford County, was established in 1787, and is one of the oldest towns in Western North Carolina. Both the county and the town were named after General Griffith Rutherford, a popular Western North Carolina politician and general during the Revolutionary War. During that war the corps of Patriots known as the Over Mountain Men marched through present-day Rutherfordton on their way to the Battle of Kings Mountain. The Patriots defeated British troops under the command of Maj. Patrick Ferguson on October 7, 1780. 
     Rutherfordton has managed to retain many of its historic buildings, an
d the downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rutherfordton is home to the only remaining cluster of antebellum houses and public structures in the southern foothills of North Carolina. These include 1849 St. John's Church and 1932 "Holly Hill" on North Main Street, the 1830's Bechtler family residence on Sixth Street, the Gothic-Revival Rucker-Eaves home (circa 1858-1870) on North Washington Street and the Byrnum House on Sixth and North Washington Streets. 

   The village center is home to the Rutherford County Courthouse and an eclectic selection of stores and restaurants. Rutherforton is also home to an innovative hands-on children's museum, the KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum and the Rutherford Hospital Museum.

 

Resources
C
ity Website: Rutherfordton: Town Hall, 129 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3520
Location:
Foothills, 1 hour southeast of Asheville
County: Rutherford County
: County Offices, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-6045
Elevation & Population:
1075 feet, 4100+
County Visitor/Welcome Center: Rutherford County Tourism
130 West 6th Street, Forest City NC 28043; 800-849-5998
What's Happening in Rutherford County:
Rutherford Events, Rutherford County Recreation, Culture and Heritage Commission, 141 West Third Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-6074
County Chamber of Commerce:
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 162 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3090
Newspaper: The Daily Courier 601 Oak Street, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-6431
Movie Theatres: Retro Cinema 4  2270 US 221 South, Forest City NC 28043; 828-248-1670
High School: Chase High School, 1603 Chase High Road, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-7668
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Isothermal Community College, 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale NC 28160; 828-286-3636
Hospitals:
 Rutherford Hospital, 288 South Ridgecrest Avenue, Rutherforton NC 28139; 828-286-5000
Area Major Festivals: Mayfest Festival (May), Hilltop Fall Festival (October)
Area Natural Attractions: Chimney Rock Park,
Lake Lure
Area Cultural Attractions:
Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum, KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum, Rutherford County Farm Museum, Rutherford Hospital Museum
Wineries:
Green River Vineyard


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining

Casual & Family Dining
Gregory's on Main Street: (American) 161 Park Lane Drive, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-2171
Legal Grounds: (American) 109 West 2nd Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-286-9955
Scroggin's Seafood & Steak House: (American) 300 Chimney Rock Road, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3167

Overseas & Exotic
Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant: (Mexican) 139 South Washington Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-286-2860
The Barbeque Place: (BBQ) 548 South Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-2020


Cafes & Grills
57 Alpha Airport Cafe: (Cafe) 618 Airport Road, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-286-1677

Pizza
Domino's Pizza: (Pizza) 114 South Washington Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3030

Coffeehouses
Main Street Coffee & Ice Cream: (Coffeeshop) 185 Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-288-4950


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
The Firehouse Inn: (Village Inn) 125 West First Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-286-9030

Bed & Breakfasts
Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 255 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 800-835-7071

Campgrounds
Four Paws Kingdom Campground: (Dog-friendly campground) 335 Lazy Creek Drive, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-7324
Thermal City Gold Mine & Campground: (Campground) 5240 Highway 221 North, Union Mills NC 28167; 828-286-3016

Rental Agencies
Carolina Properties: (Rentals) 282 West Mountain Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-288-0620
 

 

 

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