Rutherford was the home of Davy Crockett prior to his departure to Texas and his tragic death at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Here you can visit the replica of his cabin (built with logs from the original cabin) and the grave of his mother, Rebecca Hawkins Crockett. Rutherford celebrates their famous frontiersman with a festival in early October each year with old-fashioned music, arts and crafts, costumes and a parade.

For more information on this event, please see the ACTIVITIES & EVENTS section. For more information on the Davy Crockett Cabin (hours of operation, history, events) visit the website at

Rutherford boasts a city park and a public swimming pool (contact city hall for hours of operation). The town is also very proud of the multiple small businesses who call Rutherford home. Pate's Department store has been an integral piece to main street since 1944 selling mens and womens clothing and shoes, boots, jewelry, and much more.  The China Grove Country Store Bakery & Deli, located a few miles east of town, is becoming famous for its whole-earth foods. Owned by a local Mennonite family, the store features homemade cheese, bakery products and weekly meat specials. Contact the store for hours of operation - (731) 665-7431.


Electric: Gibson Electric Membership Corporation-731.855.4740 
Natural Gas: Gibson County Utility District - 731.855.1411
Water: City of Rutherford-731.665.7166 
Wastewater: City of Rutherford-731.665.7166 


Students attend elementary and middle school in town at the Rutherford School and high school students are bused to nearby Dyer, all schools are part of the Gibson County School District. For more information on the schools, see the EDUCATION section.

Industrial Sites

Rutherford has one site currently listed as a potential industrial site. The Smith Building (which would make a great call center) is listed through a private individual. For more information on both properties, see the SITES & BUILDINGS section (under Gibson County-Rutherford).

City Government
Rutherford City Hall
206 East Main Street; P.O. Box 487 Rutherford, TN 38369
Phone: (731) 665-7166
Fax: (731) 665-6897
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Town Meetings:
The third Monday of each month at 7pm in the Conference Room of City Hall.

Sandy Simpson, Mayor
Broeck Horner, Alderman
James Roach, Alderman
Mike Hensley, Alderman
Annie Edwards, Alderman
Danny Parker, Alderman