Rutherfordton Real Estate
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rutherfordton offers small town charm while providing easy access to several metropolitan areas and the new Tryon International Equestrian Center. From the cluster of antebellum homes in the historic district to the new fiber optic hub on Main Street, the town maintains a balance between modern and traditional life. Main Street is home to yearly festivals such as Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival and the hilltop Fall Festival, as well as the popular KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum. Rutherfordton is also the site of the Bechtler Mint, the first mint to produce $1 gold coins in the United States.
Local realtors will often comment that Rutherfordton offers some great affordable homes for year-round, vacation and retirement living. Whether you are looking for a place to live or vacation, take a look at the proud heritage, active community, and small-town friendliness combined to make Rutherfordton a minted original.
Rutherford County was the first county established in western North Carolina following the Declaration of Independence. When it was established in 1779, the small village of Gilbert Town (located three miles north of Rutherfordton) served as the county seat. The location of a crudely built courthouse at that site, however, was eventually deemed unsuitable by local lawmakers and state legislators because the area around the log structure was swampy and became flooded during heavy rains. A committee was soon appointed to find another piece of property for the establishment of a new county seat.
The committee didn’t have to look very far. A cluster of small farms was located on a nearby wagon road running along Cleghorn Creek, just south of Gilbert Town. On September 7, 1786, one of the property owners, James Adair, sold the county 50 acres of land along the creek for $240. The property included a hill that was suitable for the placement of a new courthouse because it was unlikely to flood. On April 17, 1787, the North Carolina General Assembly officially recognized the founding of the new county seat, to be known as Rutherford Town (later shortened to Rutherfordton) in honor of Gen. Griffith Rutherford, of Revolutionary War
DK Professionals Realty specializes in starter homes, retirement homes, mountain homes, year round and vacation homes in Rutherfordton. Contact an agent today so we can show you how easy it is to buy or sell a great Rutherfordton home.