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 Allegheny 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
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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.
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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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Last updated: 16 Nov. 2015