Rutherford County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Rutherford County, North Carolina<br> 229 N Main Street P O Box 551<br> Rutherforton, NC 28139-0630<br> 828-287-6155<br> <br> Courthouse burned in 1857<br> Clk Sup Ct has b rec from 1917<br> d rec from 1913<br> m, div pro, ct &amp; land rec from 1779<br> tax lists &amp; voter registration<br> Rutherford was formed from Tryon 14 Apr 1779<br>  
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Rutherford County Court<br>229 N Main Street P O Box 551<br>Rutherforton, NC 28139-0630<br>Phone: 828-287-6155<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1857<br>Clerk Superor Courtt has birth records from 1917<br>death records from 1913<br>marriage dirvorce probate court and land records from 1779<br>tax lists and voter registration<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rutherford County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 15:53, 1 June 2012

Rutherford County, North Carolina
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Founded 1779
County Seat Rutherfordton
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Contents

County Courthouse

Rutherford County Court
229 N Main Street P O Box 551
Rutherforton, NC 28139-0630
Phone: 828-287-6155

Courthouse burned in 1857
Clerk Superor Courtt has birth records from 1917
death records from 1913
marriage dirvorce probate court and land records from 1779
tax lists and voter registration[1]

History

Parent County

1779--Rutherford County was created from Tryon County.  Tyron County was abolished in 1779.
County seat: Rutherfordton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1907--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Rutherford County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Rutherford County for European settlers included:[3]

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rutherford County, North Carolina. Page 512 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.