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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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2 men charged with trafficking opiates, cocaine in Tryon
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POLK COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A narcotics investigation leads to the arrest of two men accused of trafficking opiates and cocaine in the Tryon area. Antoine Kendrick Counts, 30, of Landrum, S.C. and Reggie Jamont Hannon, 34, of Tryon were arrested on …
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Spotlight on Polk County – Florida Trend

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Man falls 100 feet to his death at NC waterfall while hiking with his daughters – myfox8.com


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Man falls 100 feet to his death at NC waterfall while hiking with his daughters
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Emergency personnel, Polk County Sheriff's deputies and local fire departments responded to the call around 4:50 p.m. and attempted to set up command for a rescue effort recovery, but Healy was pronounced dead at the scene. Hikers in the area attempted …

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Fire at Tryon Presbyterian Church in Polk Co. – WSPA.com


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Fire at Tryon Presbyterian Church in Polk Co.
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TRYON, N.C. (WSPA) – Crews worked for over an hour to put out a fire at a church in Polk County. The fire was reported just before 12:30pm at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road. Firefighters say there was heavy fire in the crawl space of
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New state law could add member to Polk board of elections – Tryon Daily Bulletin

New state law could add member to Polk board of elections
Tryon Daily Bulletin
COLUMBUS – A new law by the state of North Carolina could eventually mean the Polk County Board of Elections will add a member to its board. The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 6 and heard from board of elections director Cliff …

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