CONNECTING GREAT COMMUNITIES
Funding for the Thermal Belt Rail Trail was provided by RHI Legacy Foundation to promote health & wellness in our community. RHI Legacy Foundation is dedicated to contributing to quality and accessible health care for the community through a joint venture with Duke LifePoint. Without this partnership, the trail would not exist. Please check out ALL the good they are doing in the community...
RHI LEGACY FOUNDATION
Discover the quiet pace of a small town community, where the first one dollar gold coin was minted in the United States by Christopher Bechtler in 1831. Our moderate climate makes any season pleasurable. Whether you're a resident, visitor, or business owner, this site will provide online information that is easy to find and simple to use.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC
Located just north of mile marker 2, the Bechtler Mint Site Historic Park awaits your visit. See the entrance, read about Rutherfordton's golden days and take in the beautiful views.
Did you know that before the California Gold Rush there was the NC Gold Rush? A couple of America's first Gold Rush facts found by clicking 'visit' now...