Rutherford County, North Carolina Records
Rutherford County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1779 from Tryon County. This county was named for Griffith Rutherford (c. 1721–1805), an officer in the American Revolutionary War and a political leader in North Carolina.
Rutherford County is bordered by McDowell County (north), Burke County (northeast), Cleveland County (east), Cherokee County, South Carolina (southeast), Spartanburg County, South Carolina (southwest), Polk County (southwest), Henderson County (west), Buncombe County (northwest).
Rutherford County Cities and Towns include Bostic, Chimney Rock, Ellenboro, ForestCity, LakeLure, Ruth, Rutherfordton, Spindale. A Map of Rutherford County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.
Rutherford County Townships include Camp Creek, Chimney Rock, Colfax, Cool Springs, Duncans Creek, Gilkey, Golden Valley, Green Hill, High Shoals, Logan Store, Morgan, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Sulphur Springs, and Union. View a Map of Rutherford County Townships.
Rutherford County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Rutherford County, NC Courthouse
The Rutherford County Courthouse is located in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Rutherford county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Also see the Rutherford County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1907 by fire
- Rutherford County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1774, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1768.
- Rutherford County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1782, Court Records from 1779 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records.
- Rutherford County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Rutherford Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Rutherford County, North Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1784-1787
- Native American Population Schedules: 1894-1913
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Rutherford County, North Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1913 to present
- Marriage Records: from January 1962 to present
- Death Records: from January 1, 1930 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1958 to present
- Locations: North Carolina Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Applications.
- In Person: North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building), 225 N. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1382; 919-733-3000
Rutherford County, North Carolina Resources
- Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County
- Rutherford County Library
- Rutherford County, North Carolina Message Boards
Rutherford County, North Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 - 1977)
- Rutherford County, North Carolina Books - Amazon
- Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868
- Rutherford Co., North Carolina - FindaGrave
- A History of Rutherford County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Rutherford County, North Carolina Links - Cyndi's List
- Rutherford Co. NCGenweb
- Rutherford County, North Carolina Ancestry Database Collections
- Rutherford County, North Carolina Military Records
- North Carolina City Directories