The county of Rutherford is located in North Carolina and was founded in 1779. There are 67,810 residents in Rutherford who have access to courthouses in Rutherfordton. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. North Carolina is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 4,213 residents in Rutherfordton, which is 4.2 square miles and 965ft above sea level. It was settled in 1787 and is governed by a local government.