States: North Carolina: Rutherford
The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, NC has a great library, with thousands of books covering General information, NC information, Rutherford County and surrounding counties, other states, published family histories and unpublished ones, church histories, census, NC Civil War and Revolutionary War info,etc. They also have the Rutherford County Land Grants, and marriage and death certificates if you don't want to go to the Rutherford County Register of Deeds in Rutherfordton to look them up. They are located on the 3rd floor of the "Clock" building at the corner of Main and Cherry Mountain Streets in Forest City, NC. Their new phone # is 828-247-8700. They are staffed totally by volunteers, so are only open from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM on Wed. Thurs. and Fri., and each Sat.from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. If you call ahead of time, Volunteers will sometimes agree to open the library at other times for someone from out of town to do research if they are unable to be in town during regular hours.
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