Polk County NC
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Polk County North Carolina
A county created, then abolished, and again established - that is Polk County which survived a bitter controversy over where the county seat should be located.
The area now embraced in Polk County in the southwestern corner of North
Carolina was settled long before the American Revolutionary War. The early
tide of settlement acted as a buffer between Cherokee Indians in the West
and the white settlers in the East. Cherokees had occupied the entire
Alleghany Mountain area from the Blue Ridge to the Cumberland range, including
the western half of Polk. Little evidence is available that they had villages
in this territory. However, large numbers of the tribe used the lands
as hunting grounds in summer. Hostile feelings on the Cherokees' part
toward white settlers were a menace to people living near the foothills.
In a mere 24 hours the site has grown by leaps and bounds! I have redesigned the whole thing and put it on a new domain. I really enjoyed reading all of the old newspapers that Nancie O'Sullivan kindly gave me permission to put on the site. I linked the information in them to the appropriate categories.
to the left need your information!and are placed on the site because
I am looking for volunteers to do look-ups from materials
(books) that you have access to. If you would like to volunteer,
please send your information to me.
The county is divided into six townships: Columbus, Cooper's Gap, Green Creek, Saluda, Tryon, and White Oak (Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Library of Congress site is down for repairs but once it is back up, you may be able to find a township map there.)
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