Orig. pub. Asheville, NC 1937. Reprinted 1977, 1982, 2000, 2004. Print on Demand Edition 2008. xv, 640, 41 pp., index. Item #45
This history of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties by Clarence W. Griffin contains a wealth of information not available elsewhere. Court records from the first days of the county preserve the names of early settlers. Biographical information is contained in extensive footnotes and county records for every period of history yield valuable genealogical data. Service records include rosters of troops in the Revolutionary War, the North Carolina Militia, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, and World War I. General historical information is given on major events and developments. This volume also includes as a supplement the pamphlet by Mr. Griffin published in 1934, Public Officials of Rutherford County, N.C., 1779-1934.