Near Kross Keys in Polk County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Carolina / South Carolina
North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87 by First English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776.
South Carolina. Formed, 1712, from part of Carolina, which was chartered in 1663, it was first settled by the English in 1670. One of the 13 original states.
Erected 1985 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number O-30.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1931.
Location. 35° 11.381′ N, 82° 2.902′ W. Marker is near Kross Keys, North Carolina, in Polk County. Marker is on State Highway 9. Just north of the North Carolina and South Carolina state line. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tryon's March (a few steps from this Ibra Charles Blackwood (within shouting distance of this marker in South Carolina); Lake Bowen (approx. 5˝ miles away in South Carolina); Earle's Ford and Fort (approx. 5.9 miles away in South Carolina); Wolfe Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away in South Carolina); Green River Plantation (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Rutherford Road (approx. 8 miles away in South Carolina); B. Frank Carruth (approx. 8.1 miles away in South Carolina).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.