Rutherford County,
North Carolina

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Rutherford County, North Carolina

Formed from the western part of the former Tryon County in 1779.
Named for  Griffith Rutherford, a Revolutionary War general


Parts of Rutherford County were split off over the years to form Buncombe, Cleveland, McDowell and Polk Counties.

The county seat is Rutherfordton

Cities and Towns
Bostic * Ellenboro * Forest City * Lake Lure * Ruth * Rutherfordton * Spindale
Alexander Mills (merged with Forest City) * Corinth * Harris * Union Mills

Village
Chimney Rock

Census-designated places
Caroleen * Cliffside * Henrietta

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March2015: News: Crime: Sisk Pardoned; Knox arrested. Accidents and Fires: Lawson, Flack accident. Gossip: Watson's sons home. Sick: White, Baber. Marriage: Kiser/Blanton. Obit: Green.
Jan 2015:  Burials in Spindle Cemetery; obit for RANDALL

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