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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. See more

The Polk County NCGenWeb accepts records of all types.  Please feel free to send us your Family files, Court Records, Obituaries, Wills, Deeds, Vital Records, Cemetery photos & transcriptions and more.

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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.

Pages to the left need your information!and are placed on the site because
this is the information that I would like to include here.  Just because there is
a page, doesn't mean information has been submitted.

Census transcribers are needed so that we can get the Polk county Census online!
If you are interested in Transcribing the Polk County Census please email me.

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.)

Whats New
16-Sep-2012 History Facts
01-May-2012 Fatalities
hack attack = links lost
Updated Lookups page.
moved site to new server
08-May-2009 Added resource - Original County Estates Papers
I'm Slack<I forget to do this sometimes>
Sep 8, 2007 Started the Forum
Sep 7, 2007 Indexed the information in the 1926 Newspaper
Sep 7, 2007 Indexed the information in the 1925 Newspaper

Sep 7, 2007 Indexed the information in the 1915 Newspaper
Sep 7, 2007 Indexed the information in the 1905 Newspaper

Sep 6, 2007 Indexed the information in the 1904 Newpaper.
Sep 6, 2007 Added photo of Julia Ann O'Sullivan Clark
Sep 6, 2007 Added Polk News 1926
Sept 6, 2007 Added Polk News 1925
Sep 6, 2007 Added Polk News 1915
Sep 6, 2007 Added Polk News 1906
Sep 6, 2007 Added Polk News 1905
Sep 6, 2007 Added Polk News 1904
Sep 6, 2007 Added Marriages From Columbus
Sep 6, 2007 Added 1893 Marriages
Sep 6, 2007 Added Vitals Page
Sep 5, 2007 Added Search Engine
Sep 5, 2007 Added Resources Page
Sep 5, 2007 Updated Cemeteries Page
Sep 5, 2007 Added Publications Page



Polk County is a part of the NCGenWeb Project

NCGenWeb Leaders

State Coordinator: - Jo Branch
Asst. State Coord.#1 Deloris Williams
Asst. State Coord. #2 - Taneya Koonce
Coastal Reg. Coord. - Myra Lanier
East. Pied. Reg. Coord. - Sue Ashby
West. Pied. Reg. Coord. - Katherine Benbow
Mount. Reg. Coord. - Dee Gibson-Roles
Board Advisor - Derick S. Hartshorn
WebMaster - Taneya Koonce

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