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== Societies and Libraries   ==
== Societies and Libraries   ==
==== Family History Centers ====
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[Forest City North Carolina Family History Center]]
== Web Sites  ==
== Web Sites  ==

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Rutherford County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Rutherford County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1779
County Seat Rutherfordton
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Rutherford County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1779--Rutherford County was created from Tryon County.  Tyron County was abolished in 1779.
County seat: Rutherfordton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1907--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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


Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Rutherford County for European settlers included:[2]





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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.