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Polk County Genealogy

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Polk county was formed in 1855 from parts of Henderson and Rutherford Counties. It was named for William Polk who was a Revolutionary War Colonel. The county seat of Polk County is Columbus.

The townships of Polk County include: Columbus, Cooper’s Gap, Green Creek, Saluda, Tryon, and White Oak.

The largest body of water in Polk County is Lake Adger. Polk County includes the historic small towns of Saluda, Tryon and Columbus.

Polk County Genealogy Resources

Polk County NCGenweb site

Polk County NCGenWeb Archives

Polk County North Carolina Genealogical Society
485 Hunting Country Rd.
Tryon, NC 28782

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Polk County Government

Polk County Government – Official Page
40 Courthouse St.
Columbus, NC 28722

Polk County Registrar of Deeds
Online Search
40 Courthouse St
Columbus NC 28722
PO Box 308
8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri
(828) 894-8450

Polk County, NC Library
Main Branch
1289 West Mills Street
Columbus, NC 28722

Telephone: (828) 894-8721
Fax: (828) 894-2761
Email:pcpl@publib.polknc.org

Monday: 9 am. – 6 p.m.__ Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saluda Public Library
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, N.C. 28773-0398

Telephone: (828) 749-2117

Monday- Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Vital Records

The following types of records are maintained
by the Polk County Register of Deeds office:

Marriage records
Birth and Death records
Delayed births

The only persons by law that may request a certified copy of a vital record are:

Yourself
Your spouse
Your mother/father
Your brother/sister
Your child/grandchildren
Your grandmother/grandfather
A person seeking information for legal determination of
personal or property rights (proof required)
An authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of
the person named on the vital record

Note: Uncertified copies are available to the public.

To obtain a certified copy of a record, you may use the following printable form:

Application for Certified Copy of Vital Record

Certified copies: $10.00 each
Non-certified copies: $ .25 each

Send check or money order to the following address:

Mrs. Sheila Whitmire
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Polk County
PO Box 308, 102 Courthouse Road
Columbus, NC 28722

Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are appreciated.

For further information, call 828-894-8450.

Cities and Towns of Polk County

* Columbus
* Saluda
* Tryon

Townships:

Columbus
Cooper’s Gap
Green Creek
Saluda
Tryon
White Oak

Census

1860 Federal Census Transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Polk County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Polk County Cemeteries

Query Forums

Polk County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Polk County from the Forum:

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UPDATE: Missing Polk County teen found after year-long search
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3, 2016, from Mill Spring, N.C.. Caulder, now 16 years old, is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 140 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair. He wears small gauges in each ear and has an eyebrow piercing. Authorities believe he may travel to

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Polk County horse infected with rabies – WLOS


WLOS
Polk County horse infected with rabies
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The last time a equine rabies case was reported in Polk County is in 2010. At this point, county officials don't know how the horse became infected. They have not reported any obvious bite marks. Treatment for humans takes about one month. Animals that
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Positive equine case of rabies identified in Polk County – Tryon Daily Bulletin

Positive equine case of rabies identified in Polk County
Tryon Daily Bulletin
On August 9 the Polk County Health Department was notified by the NC State Lab of Public Health of a positive rabies report of an Equine in the area of Red Fox Road in Columbus, NC. Any person bitten or exposed to potentially infectious saliva from an …

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Rutherford man shot 3 times in ‘ongoing domestic situation’ – WLOS


Tryon Daily Bulletin
Rutherford man shot 3 times in 'ongoing domestic situation'
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The man who was shot had a relationship with a woman who lived at the Polk County Line Road house. Authorities say there is a domestic order between the shooting victim and the woman. The suspected shooter also lives at the Polk County Road home; …
Man shot multiple times in Polk Co., deputies sayWSPA.com
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Prep football 2017: Ollis returns; Polk eyeing playoffs – BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
Prep football 2017: Ollis returns; Polk eyeing playoffs
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Bruce Ollis is Polk County's head football coach, Jamie Thompson is his defensive coordinator and the Wolverines are ready to make a run at a 1-A playoff berth. Everything old feels new again around the Wolverine locker room. Polk County's 2017

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Polk to send letter to NC House for voting down HB 581 – Tryon Daily Bulletin

Polk to send letter to NC House for voting down HB 581
Tryon Daily Bulletin
COLUMBUS – The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to thank state representatives for opposing House Bill 581 recently that would have changed laws for billboards. Commissioners met July 17 and approved sending the letter to …


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