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Rutherfordton, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
Present Day Structure on Site
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — O-16 — Bechtler's Mint
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
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — First Baptist ChurchRutherfordton, North Carolina
Established 1851 "the just shall live by faith" — Map (db m19969) HM
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — O 4 — Gilbert Town
Rutherford County Seat, 1781-85, stood hereabout. Before Battle of Kings Mountain both armies camped nearby. — Map (db m77427) HM
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — Green River PlantationUnwelcome Guests — Stoneman's Raid
(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 m77410) HM
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — James Adair
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
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — O-37 — Joshua Forman
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
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — Rutherford County
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
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — Rutherfordton“ . . . did it no good” — Stoneman’s Raid
(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
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — Rutherfordton Confederate Monument
To the men and women of the Confederacy. "Devotion" — Map (db m14588) HM
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — St. John's Episcopal Church
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
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Rutherfordton — O 10 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through Western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry passed through Rutherfordton, April 21, 1865. — Map (db m19973) HM

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