Welcome to Polk County North Carolina

County Map by Jack Taylor

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
in Western North Carolina

Our Towns and wide spots!
Columbus, Tryon, Mill Spring, Green Creek, Sandy Plains,
Sandy Springs, Sunny View, Rock Springs, Pea Ridge,
 Lynn, Saluda, and our neighbor - Landrum, South Carolina.

We have breath taking site seeing with many vista in the mountains to see
from, Bicycle Touring, White Water Canoeing, Hiking, Horse Back Riding, Nature Trails,
Many Water Falls and Nature Gardens plus lots of Antique and Craft shops to visit. 

There are whole host of other activities available as well - such as Horse Shows, Steeplechase,
The Fabulous 4th 100K Bicycle Tour, The Assaults Bicycle Challenge, Coon Dog Day
and the Fabulous 4th of July Celebration. So this really is a great place to live!


Important Announcement
from the office of the

Polk County Sheriff
Request for Fingerprinting for
any reason including for a CWP Permit
is done on
Tuesday and Thursday
ONLY Between 1 PM and 3 PM.
Call ahead for an appointment.




Important phone numbers for Polk County, NC

    All Emergencies  911
EMS via Sheriff dispatch only  911

For NON Emergency calls

Sheriff's Office 828.894.3001
Columbus NC Town Hall 828.894.8236
Columbus NC Police 911
St. Luke's Hospital 828.894.3311
Tryon NC Police 828.859.9195
Tryon NC Fire 828.859.9335
Landrum SC Police 864.457.7281
Polk County NC
Chamber of Commerce
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High School
Polk Mental NC
Health Hotline
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Travel & Tourism
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Transportation Authority
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American Red Cross
WNC Road Conditions 877.368.4968


Research Pages

Special Research Page of Listing on / of Polk County.
These page links are on line most of the time.
History of Polk County NC
and the all of the Towns
Equestrian Events
and other Information
Links to places of interest

Around Polk County NC
The Adorable Wooly Worm

and this little animal can forecast the weather
The Thermal Belt

and how it works to keep our weather so nice.
DEPOT 1897 Saluda Depot

This is now a museum and meeting area for train people!
The USS Constitution
Old Ironsides
The Tall Sailing War Ship!

Historical Information by our local author

60/40 Jackpot

American Legion

Every Friday Night - Doors Opens at 6:00

Play starts 7:00 with a
60 / 40 Jackpot
s pays cash!
Across from the old Railroad Depot on Depot Street
in Tryon NC!  Come join in the fun.
The Tryon Fine Arts Center

Located on Melrose Avenue
Tryon NC

The Polk County
Motorcycle Toy Run

First Saturday after Thanksgiving
every year - mark you calendar.
Please come and join us and donate a toy.

The Upstairs [Artspace]

A Gallery of various artist is placed on display and rotates
through various exhibits throughout the year. 
11-5 Tuesday - Saturday

The House of Flags

This is located in downtown Columbus NC. You may schedule
group tours or just come and visit.  For additional information
please visit our web site or you may call us at 828-894-5640.

Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC)

The core events are monthly presentations held at
Walnut Creek Preserve featuring regional naturalists.
We have two hiking series (spring and fall)
of eight hikes each to special regional places.
All are free and open to the public