Rutherford County

35.3693, -81.9570    Year Established: 1779

Rutherford County, a mostly rural county of about 64,000 residents that is becoming a popular spot for those looking to retire or invest in a second home. At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the landscape includes rolling rivers and dramatic vistas. Many of the county's small towns, such as Lake Lure and Chimney Rock are seeing increased development, as luxury communities and resorts are built, contributing to the area's economy.

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 theCherokee 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 were combined to form . In...Read More

Rutherford County, a mostly rural county of about 64,000 residents that is becoming a popular spot for those looking to retire or invest in a second home. At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the landscape includes rolling rivers and dramatic vistas. Many of the county's small towns, such as Lake Lure and Chimney Rock are seeing increased development, as luxury communities and resorts are built, contributing to the area's economy.

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 theCherokee 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 Countywere 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.

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$2,200,000

Off Painters Gap Rd
Union Mills 28167

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Community Amenities

  • Campsites
  • Community Open Space
  • Lakefront
  • Walking/Hiking Trails

Nearby Activities

  • Lake Fishing
  • Running
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Boating