Rutherford County and Indian lands was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), American printer, diplomat, author, philosopher, scientist, statesman and member of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence.
Fun Things to See and Do...
134 Falls Mill Rd
Nestled in a lush green cove along the banks of beautiful Factory Creek stands historic Falls Mill. Built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory, the mill was later converted for use as a cotton gin, then as a wood working shop and grist mill. Today the mill houses the Museum of Power and Industry, Inc. and the 32-foot waterwheel still powers machinery on four levels of the building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mill is open to the public for tours Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April-November. Visit the country store where various products can be purchased. Mail order services available. Overnight lodging in a log cabin bed and breakfast is available on the property.
10026 David Crockett Pkwy W
Swiss Pantry is a unique country bulk food store and bakery serving its customers for over 30 years specializing in homemade baked goods. It has a reputation for the best fruitcakes during the holidays and specialty gift baskets throughout the year with a wide variety of items to choose from. Grass fed beef, all natural pork, and a variety of deli meats and cheese available. SAVE THE DATE for the 1st Saturday in June for their Swiss Pantry Vendor Day and the 1st Saturday in October for the Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation Day. A family, fun-filled event you don’t want to miss.