Rutherford County, North Carolina Basics:

Rutherford County North Carolina - Government Site

Population: 67,303
Area: 564 square miles
County seat: Rutherfordton
Area code(s) in use: 828
Time zone: EST
High school graduate or higher: 80.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
Median household income: $35,941
Persons in poverty: 20.3%
Home ownership rate: 72.5%
Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Buncombe  Burke  Cherokee (SC)  Cleveland  Henderson  McDowell  Polk  Spartanburg (SC)  

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Map of the Rutherford County area

Our detail map of Rutherford County shows the Rutherford County, North Carolina boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Rutherford County, North Carolina

  Airports     show all on map

Boomerang Airport, Clute's Hilltop Airport, Fox Haven Plantation Airport, Rutherford County Airport-Marchman Field, Summey Airpark

  Bars     show all on map

Anderson Shoal

  Bridges     show all on map

Big Island Bridge, McKinney Bridge, McKinney Mill Bridge, Twitty Bridge, Washburn Bridge, Whiteside Bridge

  Buildings     show all on map

Bills Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 1, Bills Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, Bostic Volunteer Fire Department, Callison Recreation Center, Cherry Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Cherry Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Substation, Chimney Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Cliffside Area Volunteer Fire Department, Cliffside Area Volunteer Fire Department Substation, Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Department Station 1, Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, Forest City Fire Department, Green Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Hickory Nut Gorge Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue, Hudlow Fire and Rescue Department, Hudlow Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Station 2, Rutherford County Emergency Services, Rutherford County Lifesaving Crew, Rutherford County Rescue Crew, Rutherford Power Plant (historical), Rutherfordton Fire Department, Sandy Mush Volunteer Fire Department, Shiloh Danieltown Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, Shingle Hollow Fire Department, Spindale Fire Department, Union Mills Volunteer Fire Department, Westside Rest Home

  Cemeteries     show all on map

Beam Cemetery, Bostic Cemetery, Brittain Cemetery, Camp Creek Cemetery, Centennial Cemetery, Cool Springs Cemetery, County Memorial Cemetery, Dobbins Cemetery, Floyds Creek Cemetery, Fortune Cemetery, Gilboa Cemetery, Glover Cemetery, Gold Hill Cemetery, Golden Valley Cemetery, Green Hill Cemetery, Kistlers Chapel Cemetery, Liberty Hill Cemetery, Miller-Twitty Cemetery, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Mountain Creek Cemetery, Mountain Creek Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Providence Cemetery, Saint Francis Cemetery, Salem Cemetery, Scruggs Cemetery, Spindale Cemetery, Sunset Memorial Park, Union Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, Walls Cemetery

  Census     show all on map

Caroleen Census Designated Place, Cliffside Census Designated Place, Henrietta Census Designated Place

  Churches     show all on map

Adaville Church, Antioch Church, Avondale Methodist Church, Bethany Church, Bethel Church, Big Springs Church, Bills Creek Baptist Church, Brittain Presbyterian Church, Broad River Church, Calvary Church, Calvery Church, Camp Creek Church, Campfield Memorial Church, Cane Creek Church, Cane Creek Church, Carson Chapel, Cedar Creek Church, Cedar Grove Church, Cedar Grove Church, Centennial Church, Chapel Hill Church, Cherry Mountain Church, Chimney Rock Baptist Church, Concord Baptist Church, Concord Church (historical), Cooper Springs Church, Crestview Church, Dobbins Church, Doggett Grove Church, Duncans Creek Presbyterian Church, Ellenboro Presbyterian Church, Fairview Church, Father's Vineyard, First Broad Church, Floyds Creek Church, Freewill Church, Friendship Church, Gilboa Methodist Church, Glenwood Church, Gold Hill Church, Golden Church, Golden Valley Church, Goodes Creek Church, Grace Bible Church, Grace Tabernacle, Grassy Knob Church, Grays Creek Church, Green Hill Baptist Church, Green Street Baptist Church, Haynes Memorial Church, Hicks Grove Church, High Shoals Church, High Shoals Church, Hillcrest Church, Hollis Methodist Church, Holly Springs Church, Hopewell Church, Huntley Church, Jerusalem Church, Kistlers Chapel, Mathews Church, Means Chapel, Missionary Church, Mitchell Chapel, Montford Cove Church, Morning Star Church, Mount Harmony Church, Mount Hebron Church, Mount Lebanon Church, Mount Olivet Church, Mount Pisgah Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Mount View Church, Mountain Creek Church, Mountain View Church, New Bethel Church, New Vernon Church, New Zion Church, Oak Grove Church, Oak Ridge Church, Oak Springs Church, Old Zion Church (historical), Owens Chapel, Philadelphia Church, Piedmont Church, Piedmont Church (historical), Piney Knob Church, Piney Mountain Church, Piney Ridge Church, Pisgah Church, Plainview Church, Pleasant Grove Church, Pleasant Hill Church, Pleasant Hill Church (historical), Poors Ford Church, Providence Church, Race Path Church, Riverside Church, Roberson Creek Church, Rock Spring Church, Round Hill Church, Saint Francis Episcopal Church, Saint Gabriels Church, Saint Johns Church, Saint Paul Church, Salem Church, Salem Church (historical), Sandy Level Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Smith Grove Church, Southern Church, Sulphur Spring Church, Sulphur Springs Church, Sunshine Church, Tanners Grove Church, The Bible Tabernacle, The Little White Country Church, Thermal City Methodist Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Union Church, Union Mills Presbyterian Church, Vance Memorial Church (historical), Walls Church, Webbs Chapel, Welcome Home Church, West Memorial Church, West Point Church, Westminister Church, White Oak Springs Church, Wilson Church, Zion Church, Zion Hill Church

  Crossings     show all on map

Whiteside Ford

  Dams     show all on map

Bald Mountain Lake Dam, Bell Lake Dam, Brooks Lake Dam, Burlington Dam, Cone Mills Lake Dam, Forest Lake Dam, Fraternal Order Eagles Dam, Hickory Nut Lower Dam, Hickory Nut Upper Dam, Isothermal College Dam, Lake Lure Dam, Matt Brooks Dam, Murray Hilton Lake Dam, NC Noname One-Hundred Twenty-Seven Dam, Occoneechee Lake Dam, Sunnyside Lake Dam, The Mountains Dam, W W Jones Dam

  Falls     show all on map

Hickorynut Falls, Rainbow Falls

  Gaps     show all on map

Betts Gap, Haircomb Gap, Haynes Gap, Hickorynut Gap, Indian Grave Gap, Painters Gap, Paris Gap, Queen Gap, Sisk Gap, South Mountain Gap, Three Springs Gap, Woods Gap

  Hospitals     show all on map

Rutherford Regional Medical Center

  Lakes     show all on map

Hayes Lake, McCall Lake, The Pools

  Locales     show all on map

Andrews Mill (historical), Beamans Mill (historical), Camp Lurecrest, Carlyle Mill (historical), Carpenters Store (historical), Cleghorn Country Club, Cliffside Junction, Daves Mill (historical), Doggetts Store (historical), Dogwood Valley Golf Club, Feltons Mill (historical), Ferry Store (historical), Forest City Municipal Golf Course, Fortunes Store (historical), Gurleys Store (historical), Horne Shopping Center, Ingles Shopping Center, Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course, Lanes Store, Longs Store (historical), McKinney Mill (historical), Oakland Plaza, Roots Store (historical), Rutherford County Farm (historical), Rutherfordton Golf and Country Club, Stonecutter Mill, Thompsons Store (historical), Tri-City Mall, Walkers Mill (historical), Washburns Mill (historical)

  Mines     show all on map

Adkins Mine, Miller Creek Quarry

  Parks     show all on map

Chimney Rock Park

  Pillars     show all on map

Chimney Rock

  Populated Places     show all on map

Alexander Mills, Avondale, Bakersville, Bills Creek, Bob (historical), Bostic, Brice, Camp Occoneechee, Caroleen, Carolina Mountains, Chimney Rock, Cliffside, Concord, Corinth, Cuba (historical), Danieltown, Deerfield, Duncans Creek, Ellenboro, Ellington Heights, Esmeralda (historical), Fairfield Mountains, Fernwood, Forest City, Forest Hills, Frog Level, Gage (historical), Gilbert Town (historical), Gilkey, Golden (historical), Golf Estates, Green Hill, Harmon (historical), Harris, Henrietta, Hollis, Holly Springs, Hopewell, Jeter (historical), Lake Lure, Lake Lure Mountain Estates, Logan, Mack (historical), Mount Pisgah (historical), Mount Vernon, Nanito (historical), Nanney (historical), Oakland Heights, Otter Creek (historical), Pinecrest, Quail Ridge, River Hills, Riverbend, Ruth, Rutherfordton, Sandy Mush, Shehan Crossroads (historical), Shiloh, Shingle Hollow, Six Points, Spindale, Sunshine, Tate (historical), Thermal City, Thermal Valley, Trio (historical), Union, Union Mills, Uree, Washburn, Weatherstone, Westminster, Whitehouse, Youngs Mountain

  Post Offices     show all on map

Bostic Post Office

  Reservoirs     show all on map

Bald Mountain Lake, Bell Lake, Burlington Lake, Cone Mills Lake, Forest Lake, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lake, Hickory Nut Lower Lake, Hickory Nut Upper Lake, Isothermal Community College Lake, Lake Brooks, Lake Lure, Matt Brooks Lake, Murray Hilton Lake, Occoneechee Lake, Sunnyside Lake, The Mountains Lake, W W Jones Lake

  Ridges     show all on map

Ball Alley, Cherry Mountain, Hensley Ridge, Joel Ridge, Richland Mountain Ridge, Shoal Ridge, Wolf Pen Mountain

  Schools     show all on map

Alexander Elementary School, Alexander School, Avondale-Henrietta School, Bostic Elementary School, Brittain School (historical), Brooks Chapel School, Burnt Chimney Academy (historical), Carver Elementary School, Center School (historical), Chase High School, Chase High School, Cliffside Elementary School, Cliffside Elementary School, Cool Spring High School, Cowan School (historical), Dunbar Elementary School, East Rutherford High School, Ellenboro Elementary School, Fairview School (historical), Floyds Creek School (historical), Forest City Elementary School, Gilkey Elementary School, Glenwood School (historical), Golden Grove Seminary (historical), Green Hill Elementary School, Green Hill Elementary School, Harris Elementary School, Hollis School (historical), Isothermal Community College, Mount Vernon Elementary School, Mullin Bible Camp, New Hope Elementary School, Oak Grove School (historical), Oakland Elementary School, Pinehurst School (historical), Proctor School, Round Hill Academy (historical), Ruth Elementary School, Rutherford Academy (historical), Rutherford College (historical), Rutherfordton Elementary School, Rutherfordton Military Academy (historical), Rutherfordton-Spindale High School, Shiloh Elementary School, South Mountain Institute (historical), Spindale Elementary School, Strickland School (historical), Sunshine Elementary School, Tri-Community Elementary School, Watkins School (historical), Westminster School (historical), Wilkins School (historical), Wilsons School (historical)

  Springs     show all on map

Cooper Springs

  Streams     show all on map

Allen Branch, Bailey Creek, Beaverdam Creek, Big Branch, Big Camp Creek, Big Horse Creek, Big Spring Branch, Bills Creek, Bowen Branch, Box Creek, Bracketts Creek, Brier Creek, Buck Branch, Buck Branch, Buck Hollow Branch, Buffalo Creek, Buncomb Branch, California Branch, Cane Creek, Cane Creek, Cane Creek, Case Branch, Catheys Creek, Cedar Creek, Chalk Creek, Charles Creek, Cherry Creek, Cleghorn Creek, Cobb Branch, Collins Creek, Copper Mine Branch, Cove Branch, Cove Creek, Crawley Branch, Cub Creek, Devils Fork, Dills Creek, Duncans Creek, East Branch Mountain Creek, Fall Creek, Floyds Creek, Fork Creek, Frog Creek, Gap Branch, Goodes Creek, Grays Creek, Grayson Creek, Greasy Creek, Green Branch, Green Branch, Green River, Gringer Branch, Hardburgain Branch, Harris Creek, Harrison Branch, Heaveners Creek, Hills Creek, Hogpen Branch, Hollands Creek, Hunting Creek, Isham Fork, Island Creek, Jarretts Creek, Johanna Branch, Kelly Branch, Knob Creek, Koon Branch, Lewis Creek, Little Camp Creek, Little First Broad River, Long Branch, Maple Creek, McKinney Creek, Mill Creek, Molly Fork, Morrow Creek, Mountain Creek, Mountain Creek, Mountain Creek, Negro Creek, Newcomb Branch, North Fork First Broad Creek, North Fork Sally Queen Creek, Otter Creek, Pheasant Creek, Piney Creek, Piney Knob Creek, Pool Creek, Pot Branch, Puzzle Creek, Queen Branch, Richardson Creek, Riddles Creek, Roberson Creek, Roper Creek, Rosy Branch, Second Broad River, Shoal Branch, Shoal Creek, Smalley Creek, Smart Branch, Somey Creek, South Creek, South Fork Hoppers Creek, Stone Creek, Stonecutter Creek, Stoney Creek, Sudlow Branch, Taylor Branch, Taylor Creek, Thompson Branch, Three Springs Branch, Walker Branch, Wash Branch, Webbs Creek, West Branch Mountain Creek, West Fork Sandy Run, Wolf Creek, Youngs Creek

  Summits     show all on map

Allen Mountain, Bald Mountain, Biggerstaff Mountain, Bills Mountain, Black Mountain, Bluerock Mountain, Bolin Knob, Bridges Mountain, Brushy Top, Buck Hollow Mountain, Buzzards Roost, Camel Knob, Cane Creek Mountain, Cane Creek Mountain, Cedar Knob, Cedar Knob, Chalk Mountain, Chestnut Knob, Chimney Rock Mountain, Conoway Knob, Cove Mountain, Cove Mountain, Devils Fork Mountain, Dicks Mountain, Earl Mountain, Fairfield Mountain, Fork Knob, Fork Mountain, Fork Mountain, Glaghorn Mountain, Grassy Knob, Grassy Knob, Grassy Knob, Grassy Mountain, Harris Mountain, Huckleberry Mountain, Jack Moore Mountain, Jim Long Mountain, Joshua Mountain, Lisenberry Mountain, Lisenberry Mountain, Little Huckleberry Mountain, Little Mountain, Lone Mountain, Long Mountain, Lookadoo Mountain, Lump Mountain, Marlin Knob, Medford Mountain, Middle Mountain, Mike Mountain, Oak Mountain, Oakey Knob, Pasture Mountain, Pigeon Mountain, Pigpen Mountain, Piney Knob, Piney Mountain, Piney Mountain, Piney Mountain, Pinnacle Mountain, Rich Mountain, Rich Mountain, Roan Horse Top, Roaringrock Mountain, Rockey Face Mountain, Round Top Mountain, Rumbling Bald Mountain, Shoal Mountain, Shumont Mountain, Silver Creek Knob, Smart Mountain, Squire Knob, Stone Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Tom Price Mountain, Toms Mountain, Wease Knob, Weed Patch Mountain, West Mountain, Yellowtop Mountain, Youngs Mountain

  Towers     show all on map

WAGY-AM (Forest City), WBBO-AM (Forest City), WBBO-FM (Forest City), WCAB-AM (Rutherfordton), WGMA-AM (Spindale)

  Valleys     show all on map

Hickory Nut Gorge, Owl Hollow, Stewart Cove, West Hollow,

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhiteRutherford County White population 58,89058,890  
BlackRutherford County Black population 6,7306,730
MixedRutherford County Mixed population 1,1441,144
AsianRutherford County Asian population 337336
American IndianRutherford County American Indian population 202201
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderRutherford County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 00

Additional population tables :
State population table
North Carolina population by county