Founded in 1855
Columbus, North Carolina
Two natural landmarks in the county are the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are located in the west. Another landmark is Tyron Peak, the highest in the county. Because of the high elevation, it makes for a better and more adventurous time. One of the biggest tourist attractions is the Gorge Zip line Canopy Tour, which is the fastest and steepest in the U.S. Another attraction is the White Oak Mountains Drive Cycling.
The bordering counties of Polk County are Rutherford, and Henderson County. Rutherford is located northeast of Polk, and Henderson is located west. Spartanburg and Greenville County are south of Polk, and they're also located in South Carolina.
Politics of Polk
There are 5 members on the County Board of Commissioners for Polk. The name of the County Manager is D. Marche Pittman. The County Seat is Columbus.
Frequently asked questions
The Polk County Courthouse is located at 40 Courthouse St in Columbus. You can find the Register of Deeds, Clerk of Court, Tax Office, and County Manager's office in this building.
Where is the Health Department located?
The Health Department is located at 161 Walker St, the entrance is on the corner of Walker and Peniel Rd.
How do I get my drivers license?
A mobile unit is parked in front of the post office on Thursdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For questions concerning the mobile unit please call (828) 692 - 6915.