To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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First Baptist Church - Forest City - Marker

West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - Organized as Cool Springs Baptist Church in John Bostick home in 1848 - met there until 1855 about 500 feet West. First log Meeting House and Cemetary on Vance Street 1855-1867. Second church house location in present Cool Springs Cemetary 1867-1889. Church deeded cemetary to town of Forest City in 1938. Third church house (Forest City Baptist) was located on this site and was first brick building in Forest City 1889-1915. Served as public school 1915-1922. Site of parsonage 1923-1985. Fourth and present church erected in 1915. Alexander Memorial Educational Builing 1927. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1989.