Historic Downtown
Walking Tour

Downtown Rutherfordton

Main Street

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Rutherfordton has a long and rich history full of intrigue, mystery and of course, gold. Many of the downtown buildings and homes stand as they did close to 200 years ago, and now you can tour them as you stroll through the streets of Rutherfordton and explore:

  • The home of Christopher Bechtler; jeweler, gunsmith and minter of currency that was once preferred over that of the U.S. Mint.

  • The path of the Overmountain Men on their way to the battle of Kings Mountain.

  • The only remaining cluster of antebellum homes in the southern foothills of North Carolina.

  • The final resting place of Civil War soldiers.


As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Rutherford Town Rising is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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