Polk County

Founded in 1855

Facts About Polk County

Located in the Mountain Region, the county was founded in 1855. It got its name from a man named William Polk, who was a colonel in the American Revolutionary War.

Columbus, North Carolina

This town is the County Seat of Polk County. There are 4 members that are on this towns council, but there is no town manager. The Mayor of Columbus is Eric Mclntyre. This town is known for being located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A tourist attraction found in Columbus is the House of Flags Museum.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the Polk County Courthouse?


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.