Rutherford County does not have towns of any size. There are no industries of consequence and while there is no spectacular scenery, there is plenty of the relaxing type. Still the county has many interesting things once a visitor leaves the main road. In the nation's early days most the gold was mined there, and the famous Bechtler mint produced over $2.5 million. The Gold Star Mine still operates. Mica is mined there for the war effort. The log post office at Gilkey is one of the state's smallest ones.