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Guide to Polk County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Polk County, North Carolina
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Founded 1855
County Seat Columbus
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse
P O Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: 828-894-8450

Clerk superior Court has divorce records from1932
probate and court records from from 1872
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Polk County was from Henderson and Rutherford Counties.
County seat: Columbus [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Polk County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Polk County for European settlers included:[3]

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
:- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriages

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, North Carolina. Page 512 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.


 

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