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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Location of Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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|Established 1831, four miles N., by Christopher Bechtler.
Later stood at this point. Minted more than $2 1/4 million in gold. Closed about 1849. — — Map (db m14599) HM|
"the just shall live by faith" — — Map (db m19969) HM|
Rutherford County Seat, 1781-85, stood hereabout. Before Battle of Kings Mountain both armies camped nearby. — — Map (db m77427) HM|
On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — — Map (db m77410) HM|
|In 1787 fifty acres of land were purchased from James Adair for founding of Rutherford Town, which serves as the second county seat. — — Map (db m14594) HM|
|Founder of Syracuse, N.Y., early advocate of Erie Canal. Moved to N. Carolina, 1829. Land and mining speculator.
Grave is 50 yds. east. — — Map (db m14598) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m14590) HM|
|(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — — Map (db m34075) HM|
|To the men
and women of
"Devotion" — — Map (db m14588) HM|
|Completed in 1847. The oldest original church building standing in Rutherford County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. — — Map (db m14595) HM|
|On a raid through Western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry passed through Rutherfordton, April 21, 1865. — — Map (db m19973) HM|