Place:Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

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Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,810. Its county seat is Rutherfordton.

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History

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The county was formed in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War.

In 1791 parts of Rutherford County and Burke County were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1841 parts of Rutherford County and Lincoln County were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 additional parts of Rutherford County and Burke County were combined to form McDowell County. Finally, in 1855 parts of Rutherford County and Henderson County were combined to form Polk County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1768 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1774 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 7,808
1800 10,753
1810 13,202
1820 15,351
1830 17,557
1840 19,202
1850 13,550
1860 11,573
1870 13,121
1880 15,198
1890 18,770
1900 25,101
1910 28,385
1920 31,426
1930 40,452
1940 45,577
1950 46,356
1960 45,091
1970 47,337
1980 53,787
1990 56,918

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External links

www.rutherfordcountync.gov


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