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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

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News related to Polk County, NC

“”polk county” nc” – Google News

NC HART rescues injured hiker and dog in Polk County – Caldwell Journal

  1. NC HART rescues injured hiker and dog in Polk County  Caldwell Journal
  2. INJURED HIKER RESCUED IN POLK COUNTY  WHKP
  3. PHOTOS, VIDEO | Crews airlift stranded hiker, dog near Saluda  WLOS
  4. Crews search through the night to rescue an elderly man and his dog who got lost hiking in Polk County  FOX Carolina
  5. Injured hiker, dog rescued by helicopter in Polk Co.  WSPA.com
  6. View full coverage on Google News




Injured hiker, dog rescued in Polk County – McDowell News

Injured hiker, dog rescued in Polk County  McDowell News

POLK COUNTY, NC — Members of the North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted an injured hiker and his dog Wednesday from a …




Authorities ID victim in Tuesday night I-26 crash in Polk County – WLOS

Authorities ID victim in Tuesday night I-26 crash in Polk County  WLOS

An Upstate man was killed Tuesday night when the gas tanker he was driving collided into the back of a tractor-trailer. The Highway State Patrol says Aaron Eric …




After 2 years, both new connector ramps open in Polk County – WLOS

After 2 years, both new connector ramps open in Polk County  WLOS

After nearly two years of construction, two road projects in Polk County are finished. The goal was to provide direct connections between I-26 and U. S. -74.




Commissioner Johnson holds event for NC House – The Tryon Daily Bulletin – Tryon Daily Bulletin

Commissioner Johnson holds event for NC House – The Tryon Daily Bulletin  Tryon Daily Bulletin

HENDERSONVILLE—Polk County Commissioner Jake Johnson (R) held an event Tuesday to kick off his bid for NC House District 113. Johnson attended the …




Polk County still recovering from mudslides a year later – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Polk County still recovering from mudslides a year later  Spartanburg Herald Journal

Julie Bouwkamp continues to pick up the pieces a year after flooding swept through her property on Highway 176 in Polk County, N.C., washing away part of her …


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