Columbus in Polk County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. Columbus Mills
Dr. Columbus Mills
Planter and Physician
"Father of Polk County"
After a ten-year effort to create a new county from parts of Henderson and Rutherford Counties, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation, thanks to Dr. Columbus Mills' efforts, that created Polk County on January 20, 1855. The County Seat, Columbus, was named in his honor.
Dr. Mills served in the North Carolina Senate from 1846-1857, and 18954-1857, and the Council of State in 1852 and 1858.
Location. 35° 15.121′ N, 82° 11.896′ W. Marker is in Columbus, North Carolina, in Polk County. Marker is on W mills St. (North Carolina Route 108). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NC 28722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preserve our Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Round Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Bill" Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County Bicentennial Memorial Polk County World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brave Devoted Patriots (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tryon Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
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