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Bechtler's Mint

 
 
Bechtler's Mint Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
1. Bechtler's Mint Marker
Inscription.  Established 1831, four miles N., by Christopher Bechtler. Later stood at this point. Minted more than $2¼ million in gold. Closed about 1849.
 
Erected 2002 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number O-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 35° 22.321′ N, 81° 57.461′ W. Marker is in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. 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. St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Adair (about 600 feet away); Carrier-McBrayer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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Carrier-Ward House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua Forman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherfordton Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rutherfordton.
 
Also see . . .  Christopher Bechtler. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Present Day Structure on Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
2. Present Day Structure on Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,907 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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