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"Old Bill" Williams Marker image, Touch for more information
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
"Old Bill" Williams Marker
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — 0-52 — "Old Bill" Williams
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — Battle of Round Mountain — The Warriors Monument
In Commemoration of the 1776 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
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — Dr. Columbus Mills
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — Polk County Bicentennial Memorial
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — Polk County Courthouse — Raiders in the County — Stoneman's Raid
(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
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — Polk County World War Memorial
This monument marks this highway that we dedicate to the memory of       Levi Butler       Jessie Lewis       Wallace Lankford       Zibo Wilson       Lawson Williams       Ralph Walker       Columbus Donstant who paid the surpreme . . . — Map (db m11292) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — Preserve our Freedom
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Columbus — The Brave Devoted Patriots
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Kross Keys — 0/30 — 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 . . . — Map (db m12251) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Kross Keys — 0/34 — Tryon's March
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Saluda — E.B. 'Baty" Hall — 12-25-07 5-22-77
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, . . . — Map (db m44681) HM

North Carolina (Polk County), Saluda — Forever on Duty
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Saluda — In Honor of Nolan D. Pace, Sr.
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Saluda — 0-73 — Saluda Grade
The steepest, standard gauge,mainline railway grade in the U.S. Opened in 1878; three mi. long. Crests here. — Map (db m11204) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Saluda — Veterans Memorial
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — Harmon Field
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North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — 0-2 — Sidney Lanier
Southern poet, died in house, September 7.1881. — Map (db m11206) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — Sidney Lanier
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — 0-11 — Stoneman's Raid
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — 0-38 — The Block House
Early landmark, western terminus of the 1772 boundary survey between N.C. and S.C. Stood 1/2 mile east. — Map (db m11058) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — The Tryon Horse
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
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — 0-77 — Tryon Mountain
Landmark on Cherokee boundary, negotiated by Gov. William Tryon and Cherokee Chief, 1776. Elevation 3,231 feet. — Map (db m11214) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — Tryon Peak
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 Willian Tryon then Royal Governor of the . . . — Map (db m11233) HM
North Carolina (Polk County), Tryon — Tryon Toy House
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

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