Polk County, North Carolina Genealogy

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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
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1855
County Seat Columbus
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Polk County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1855
1860
1830
1851


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]

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: 828-894-8450
Fax: 828-894-5781
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 38
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-4900

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Polk County, North Carolina Genealogy 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

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Polk County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Polk County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

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.