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Town of Rutherfordton, 129 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Established in 1787, and home to the man who minted America’s first one-dollar gold coin, the Town of Rutherfordton is one of the oldest towns in Western North Carolina. With the tagline “A Minted Original,” visitors can mint their own unique experience in Rutherfordton by visiting charming shops that have spanned generations while collecting vintage treasures and admiring the only remaining cluster of antebellum homes in any North Carolina downtown. Enjoy a historic walking tour of Main Street that is also infused with modern day stops like an interactive children’s museum, fine women’s clothing, locally made arts, and craft food and drink. Learn more at www.myrutherfordton.com.   Annual Events: MayFest Hilltop Fall Festival 4th of July Freedom Festival Rutherfordton Christmas Celebration Old St. John’s Shape Note Singing