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Rutherfordton in Rutherford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rutherford County

 
 
Rutherford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
1. Rutherford County Marker
Inscription.  Rutherford County, created in 1779, was named for Brigadier General Griffith Rutherford. Griffith Rutherford helped protect Rutherford County through his service as leader of Rutherford Trace in 1776. While serving in the Revolutionary War, Griffith Rutherford was stationed in forts in Rutherford County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 35° 22.129′ N, 81° 57.429′ W. Marker is in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on N. Main Street. Marker is on Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutherfordton NC 28139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutherfordton Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stoneman's Raid (about 400 feet away); James Adair (about 700 feet away); Rutherfordton
Rutherford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
2. Rutherford County Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bechtler's Mint (approx. ¼ mile away); Joshua Forman (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rutherfordton.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Rutherford County. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Gen. Griffith Rutherford. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. Another Gen. Griffith Rutherford Site. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
4. Griffith Rutherford. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
5. Genealogical Society-History of Rutherford County. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Rutherford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
3. Rutherford Marker
The Rutherford County marker is seen here in front of the Courthouse.
Rutherford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
4. Rutherford County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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