Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rutherfordton offers small town charm while providing easy access to several metropolitan areas and the new Tryon International Equestrian Center. From the cluster of antebellum homes in our historic district to our fiber optic hub on Main Street, the town maintains a balance between modern and traditional life. Our Main Street is home to yearly festivals such as Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival and the hilltop Fall Festival, as well as the popular KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum. Rutherfordton is also the site of the Bechtler Mint, the first mint to produce $1 gold coins in the United States. Whether you are looking for a place to live or visit, we invite you to come see how our proud heritage, active community, and small town friendliness combine to make Rutherfordton a minted original.