Rutherford County, NC

Evolution of Boundaries - With Known Towns & Villages

Rutherford County decreased in size in 1791 when Buncombe County was created; in 1841 when Cleveland County was created; in 1842 when McDowell County was created; in 1842-45 when it ceded more land to Cleveland County; and again in 1855 when Polk County was created.

Its population grew from 7,808 in 1790 to 67,810 in 2010.

Click on the maps below to peruse the known towns and villages that came and went over the past two centuries and a quarter- a few cannot be located since they do not show up on available maps of NC.

1779-1790

1791-1800

1801-1810

1811-1820

1821-1830

1831-1840

1841-1842

1843-1850

1851-1855

1856-1860

1861-1870

1871-1880

1881-1890

1891-1900

1901-1910

1911-1920

1921-1930

1931-1940

1941-1950

1951-1960

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