Rutherford County Government

We welcome you to Rutherford County.  You may want to explore the unique qualities that each of our towns and communities enjoy.  We are a county steeped in historical tradition with the energy and vision to compete in the 21st century.  We get to live in a place where many people only get to visit.  We live in a place that has all of the amenities of big cities and retains the friendly atmosphere of a small community.  We have outstanding public, parochial, and charter schools.  Our hospital is ranked among the nations finest.  Our healthcare network can meet virtually any need.  We have a broad range of the arts, entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining options.

We think you will find our county so interesting that you will want to make a personal visit.  The Chamber is ready to assist you with information that will enhance your knowledge of who we are.  If you can’t find what you are looking for; please allow us to answer your questions.  Please visit of the individual towns websites listed below to see what they have to offer:

County-Wide Governance

Rutherford County Government (website)

County’s Animal Control Operations Transition and Continuity Plan

Towns, Communities, and Villages

Forest City

Lake Lure





Chimney Rock






Union Mills

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