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The Gold Mile

Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

The Gold Mile is a 1-mile loop around downtown Rutherfordton that leads to the Bechtler House. Travelers can experience an easy stroll past historic homes and buildings, downtown galleries and boutiques, and other points of interest along the way. The developing sidewalk trail is minted with commemorative gold coin replicas of Bechtler's $1 gold coin. The coins are made by a local artist and donated by people passionate about Rutherfordton and preserving the Bechtler Legacy