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The Heritage of Rutherford County, NC - Vol. II

The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County


Keepers of Time

The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County is a non-profit organization created and maintained for the purpose of gathering, compiling, publishing and permanently preserving the historical and genealogical records of the area encompassing and surrounding the original Tryon County. It is our responsibility to protect and add to the records of history. In so doing, we are the Keepers of Time.



Mailing Address:

PO Box 938

Forest City, NC 28043


828 247-8700

Physical Address:

319 Doggett Road

Forest City, NC 28043

  Standard hours of operation:  

9:00 - 2:00 M Tu Th F
9:00 - 5:00 on Wednesday

Closed Saturday except by appointment. 

Closed Sunday and most holidays.




Visitors should call to confirm when the library is closed for holidays.


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The History of Education in Rutherford County

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