As an inspector of houses in Rutherfordton and Rutherford County NC I use many resources to gather the data for my clients, many of which I list here. I have also included some history of the area further below.
Current employment info (use 28139 as Zip) http://us.jobs/results.asp?si=481373947&pi=1&ri=1&so=initdate&as=lrep&al=1&zc=28139%3A25
For lovers of the outdoors Rutherford County contains this gem… Box Creek Wilderness http://southeast.uniqueplacesllc.com/portfolio/show/box-creek-wilderness
County government link http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov/
Rutherfordton Chamber of Commerce http://www.rutherfordcoc.org/
Rutherford County Realtor MLS http://www.ncrcbor.com/
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are essentially the computer applications that allow an organization to relate all of it’s data to points, lines or areas upon the earth. Examples of GIS data include parcels, street centerlines, surface water, elevations (contours), and aerial imagery.
Rutherford County GIS http://arcgis.webgis.net/nc/Rutherford/
An comprehensive history of Rutherford County can be found HERE. History on Cliffside, the community just 20 miles Southeast of Rutherfordton NC, (which is equally facinating and very well documented) go HERE.
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.
As a home inspector in Rutherfordton and Rutherford county I sometimes come across some fascinating (to me at least) history, stories, and people; and wish to share some of the uniquness and oddities of this fine community. Rutherford County NC is no stranger to strange events including among them the interesting Legend of Daniel Keith
For a link to Chimney Rock Gorge history, click HERE.
For concise North Carolina history, click HERE.
As I continue home inspections in Rutherfordton and Rutherford County as well as other comminities in Western North Carolina, including the county seat of the county in which I reside, Marion (Click this page for more info — Marion Home Inspection); I will add to these available resources. ONWARD! Don Miller 828-243-8649