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Dr. Columbus Mills

 
 
Dr. Columbus Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
1. Dr. Columbus Mills Marker
Inscription.  
In Honor of
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 1855.
 
Location. 35° 15.121′ N, 82° 11.896′ W. Marker is in Columbus, North Carolina, in Polk County. Marker is on W mills St. (State Highway 108). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NC 28722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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(within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Bill" Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County Bicentennial Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Dr. Columbus Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
2. Dr. Columbus Mills Marker
Polk County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
3. Polk County Courthouse
Polk County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, January 22, 2008
4. Polk County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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