Genealogical Society

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

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.

The History of Rutherford County

The History of Education in Rutherford County
Our brochures were funded in part by a grant from Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority.

County Historians:

Alice Bradley
(828) 429-0991

Chivous Bradley
(828) 289-5689

Robin Lattimore
(828) 447-1474