In Rutherford County, you will discover one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the state. Because of the natural beauty, there is plenty to do for outdoor enthusiasts - fishing, hiking, golfing, summer baseball and boating. Explore one of North Carolinas children's museum and shop at one of the premier women's clothing outlets.
Our unique location at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains brings wonderful weather to Rutherford County. Spring arrives earlier, fall lasts longer, and our winters are milder than other mountain areas.
This outstanding region, called the "isothermal belt," is a mid-slope area lying at the junction of the rolling piedmont hills and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which climb to the highest elevations east of the Rockies. In early and late frost seasons, thanks to its protected location, this hilly mid-slope area tends to be warmer on many occasions than the higher and lower elevations nearby. The relatively warm air becomes "trapped" between higher and lower layers of colder air.
The result: gorgeous fall foliage colors lasting deep into November, spring flowers arriving noticeably earlier than most areas, and winters with noticeable less ice and snow. Rutherford County considers this all-year climate phenomenon a unique attribute.
Visit the following links to learn more about Rutherford County
Rutherford County Education
Rutherford County Government