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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Polk County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Polk County, North Carolina
▶ Henderson County (74) ▶ Rutherford County (32) ▶ Greenville County, South Carolina (308) ▶ Spartanburg County, South Carolina (125)
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|Well-known guide and trapper. Helped survey Santa Fé Trail. Guided the ill-fated Fremont expedition of 1848. Was born near here in 1787. — — Map (db m11219) HM|
|In Commemoration of the
Battle of Round Mountain
(located Northwest of here)
in which Captain Thomas Howard
with his brave followers and
and faithful Indian guide, Skyuka,
won the battle against the Cherokee
Relocated by . . . — — Map (db m81159) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m11236) HM|
|Dedicated as a Bicentennial Tribute to the men and women of Polk County who have perpetuated two hundred years of freedom by serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during times of war and national emergency. — — Map (db m11390) HM|
|(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — — Map (db m53199) HM|
|This monument marks this highway that we dedicate to the memory of
who paid the surpreme . . . — — Map (db m11292) HM|
|Polk County men & women who
lost their lives fighting to
preserve our freedom
World War II 1941-1945
Arledge, Keith •
Arledge, Otis •
Blackwell, Henry •
Bobo, Alfred •
Byars, Lionel •
Cannon, Watler •
Carson, Marion • . . . — — Map (db m11488) WM|
|In Honor of The Brave Devoted Patriots from the area that became Polk County who answered that call to fight for Freedom in the great American Revolution May the sacrifice of those who fought and especially those who gave all never be forgotten as . . . — — Map (db m11964) HM|
Colonized, 1585-87 by First English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776.
Formed, 1712, from part of Carolina, which was chartered in . . . — — Map (db m12251) HM|
|Governor William Tryon, with a body of militia en route to survey the Cherokee boundary line, camped near this spot June 7, 1767. — — Map (db m12253) HM|
|Baty Hall was a faithful and dedicated public official, having served the citizens of Polk County and the city of Saluda in a stately manner.
He served as chairman of Polk County board of commissioners from December 3, 1956 to December 3, 1968, and . . . — — Map (db m44681) HM|
|In memory of Andrew Williams
Chief of Police Saluda, N.C.
Killed in the line of duty
Friday, September 3, 1976 — — Map (db m11359) HM|
|Who donated this building for the purpose of creating a Public Library for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community he so prized. His lifelong public service and this generous gift evidence his commitment to the development of Saluda and its . . . — — Map (db m44683) HM|
|The steepest, standard gauge,mainline railway grade in the U.S. Opened in 1878; three mi. long. Crests here. — — Map (db m11204) HM|
|This memorial was established to give honor and special commendation to all men and women of the Saluda area who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The service they gave in peace and war to their country is eternally . . . — — Map (db m11389) WM|
| . . . — — Map (db m12254) HM|
|Southern poet, died in house,
September 7.1881. — — Map (db m11206) HM|
|Here Sidney Lanier Beloved Poet of the South Passed on September 7,1881 "Night slipped to dawn and pain merged into beauty,bright grew the road his weary feet had trod,he gave his salutation to the morning,and found himself before the face of . . . — — Map (db m40928) HM|
|On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S Cavalry fought Southern Troops at Howard's Gap. 4 Mi. North, April 22, 1865 — — Map (db m11210) HM|
|Early landmark, western terminus of the 1772 boundary survey between N.C. and S.C. Stood 1/2 mile east. — — Map (db m11058) HM|
|Symbol of town. Larger first version with tree-trunk legs was built 1928 for parade at Tryon Riding & Hunt Club show by two boys employed at Tryon Toy Makers. This scaled-down replica is latest version. Represents nationally-famous handcrafted . . . — — Map (db m40927) HM|
|Landmark on Cherokee boundary, negotiated by Gov. William Tryon and Cherokee Chief, 1776. Elevation 3,231 feet. — — Map (db m11214) HM|
|on its summit in July, 1767
a Treaty was made between English Officers and Cherokee Chiefs.
Establishing there the extreme western frontier for White settlers.
The Mountain was named for
then Royal Governor of the . . . — — Map (db m11233) HM|
|Constructed 1925 as retail showroom and office for Tryon Toy Makers and Wood Carvers, famous craft enterprise founded by Charlotte Yale and Eleanor Vance in 1915. Designed by Tryon architect J. Foster Searles to evoke the European inspiration for . . . — — Map (db m40924) HM|