WELCOME TO RUTHERFORDTON, NORTH CAROLINA!
Established in 1787, Rutherfordton is among the oldest towns in western North Carolina and is the seat of the oldest continuous government in the region. Steeped in history since the Revolutionary War, this Town has managed to keep its “old time” charm while progressing into the 21st century. From the cluster of antebellum houses in the historic district at the north end of Town to the Foothills Connect Technology Center on the south end, this Town spans centuries.
Downtown Rutherfordton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and is a beautiful representation of rural western North Carolina small towns. Situated on ridges, its elevations offer great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its location in the Isothermal Belt means mild weather and outstanding beauty in four distinct seasons.
GOLD FEVER and THE BECHTLER MINT
A Documentary by UNC-TV
For many it is a surprising story: that North Carolina was the site of America's first gold rush, and that a German immigrant living in the small mountain town of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County created a successful private mint that produced the first $1 gold coin in American history. Now, a new documentary, Gold Fever and The Bechtler Mint, explores the story of North Carolina's gold rush and tells how one talented, determined man filled a need and transformed an entire region by changing the economy, and instilling a pride that is still evident to this day.To view program online, visit
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129 N. Main St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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News and Events:
Memorial Day Schedule In observance of the holiday, the Town Hall, Library, Zoning, Community Development / Rutherford Town Revitalization, Public Works and Administration for the Rutherfordton Police Department will be closed on Monday, May 27
Trash & Recycling Collection: Week of May 26 Normal Monday pickup will be on Tuesday, May 28. Normal Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday, May 29 Recycling pickups will remain on a regular schedule
Next STEP Meeting Scheduled for Monday, May 20 , at 5:30 in the Norris - Biggs conference room at Rutherford Regional.: Rutherfordton is participating in the NC Rural Economic Development Center's Small Town Economic Properity ("STEP") program. NC STEP focuses in on how to help individual small towns reinvigorate their economies. It brings together local citizens and stakeholders with professionals who possess the technical and planning skills to move the community forward. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meetings to give input and be a part of the process of shaping the future of the community. Meetings are typically scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month.
Town Council - MEETINGS TIMES FOR MAY AND JUNE. Budget workshops are scheduled for 6 p.m. on the following days: Monday, May 13; Tuesday, May 21; and Wednesday, June 5. The next regular monthly Town Council meetings will be held on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall. This will be the public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-2014. The Public is welcome. An agenda will be posted a few days prior to the meeting. To view the agenda, click on the "agenda and minutes" button in the left margin of this page.
Crestview Park Use Policy and Fee Schedule has been finalized. Please click here to review the policy regarding rentals, reservations, and approved park uses.
TOWN OF RUTHERFORDTON Leaf Collection The Town of Rutherfordton leaf collection season will end on April 12, 2013. Please pile leaves at the curb and they should be collected within a week. Please do not bag leaves or mix any brush or grass in the piles. For additional information, call 287-5961.
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
BUDGET WORKBOOK FOR FY 2013-2014. Town Council and the Town Staff have begun budget discussions for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. To facilitate discussions, a budget workbook was prepared with estimated expenditures, revenues, and options to arrive at a balanced budget. To view a copy, click on the following link: FY 13-14 Budget Workbook.
The FY July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 budget is available on line.. The approved budget is now available. To view a copy, click on the
The FY July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 annual financial report is available on line. . To view a copy, click on the
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|Rutherford Town Revitalization||www.rutherfordtown.com|
|Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority||www.rutherfordtourism.com|
|Rutherford County Economic Development||www.rutherfordncedc.com|
|Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce||www.rutherfordcoc.org|
|Rutherford County Schools||www.rcsnc.org|
|Foothills Connect Business & Technology Center||www.foothillsconnect.com|
|Broad River Water Authority||www.NCBRWA.com|
|Division of Motor Vehicles||www.ncdot.org/DMV|
|Isothermal Community College Small Business Center||http://www.isothermal.edu/small-business/|