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
Caroleen * Cliffside * Henrietta