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Rutherford County, Tennessee

319 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7799
Fax: (615) 898-7830
www.rutherfordcounty.org

In central TN, southeast of Nashville; organized Oct 25, 1803 from Davidson, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Griffith Rutherford (1731-1800), Revolutionary War hero, NC legislator (1784), and president of the TN legislative council (1796)

Area (sq mi):: 623.94 (land 618.91; water 5.03) Population per square mile: 352.70
Population 2005: 218,292 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 19.90%; 1990-2000 53.50% Population 2000: 182,023 (White 84.50%; Black or African American 9.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 1.90%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 31.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,938; median household $46,312; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,624-$27,910
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Murfreesboro County seat (81,511)
  • Smyrna (31,925)
  • La Vergne (24,811)

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    Rutherford County, North Carolina

    289 N Main St
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    Phone: (828) 287-6060
    Fax: (828) 287-6262
    www.rutherfordgov.org

    On the southwestern border of NC, southeast of Asheville; organized Apr 14, 1779 (prior to statehood) from Burke and Tryon counties, the latter organized in 1768 and abolished in 1779. Name Origin: For Gen. Griffith Rutherford (1731-1800), Indian fighter, member of the Provincial Congress, and Revolutionary War officer

    Area (sq mi):: 565.90 (land 564.12; water 1.78) Population per square mile: 113.00
    Population 2005: 63,771 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 10.50% Population 2000: 62,899 (White 85.80%; Black or African American 11.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 38.30
    Income 2000: per capita $16,270; median household $31,122; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,300-$22,778
    Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Part of the proceeds together with cash on hand will pay for the construction completion of the company's new zinc facility in Rutherford County, North Carolina and the remaining will be used for general corporate purposes such as working capital needs, other investment initiatives and capital expenditures.
    Our move to the country and homesteading is an interesting story in itself, but for now suffice it to say that we built a log home get-away and eventual retirement home on a mountain in Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1993.

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