1837 Bechtler House

Historic Home Rutherfordton Rutherfordton County

Long before the California Gold Rush, the first documented gold discovery was in North Carolina in 1799. Home to the NC Gold Trail, the Bechtler House highlights the history of these events and is the starting point of the trail. Visitors can begin their journey by viewing the press that produced America’s first gold coin in 1832


  • 130 W. 6th Street. Rutherfordton, NC


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Carolina Publishing

PO Box 1155
Matthews, NC 28106

(704) 708-6270