Come enjoy the scenic beauty of the Carolina foothills!


Polk County and Western North Carolina are popular destinations to live and play. Historic Saluda, Tryon, Landrum and Columbus offer the best of both worlds-peace and quiet plus adventure, outdoor activities and outstanding cultural events. From equestrian arts to wineries and restaurants, shops and galleries to trails and waterfalls, Polk County provides small town comfort with big city amenities!

Excellent schools and exceptional healthcare help make Polk County a great place to live and work!!

If you'd like more information on Polk County, please call 828-894-0972 or email.


Polk County Economic and Tourism Development Commission Video:



Community Videos
WSPA TV featured our town recently through WSPA's Hometown Spotlight! Thanks to reporter Christine Scarpelli, everyone knows that Columbus is a great place to live, work and play!!
4/7/2017: Overview story - ag, GROfest and beauty are the main themes

4/7/2017: House of Flags/Robert Williamson

4/7/2017: Courthouse/John Vining

4/7/2017: GROFest/Patrick McLendon

4/7/2017: Columbus Farmer's Market/Dawn Jordan and Erica Shanks

4/7/2017: Southern Manners/Trish Overholt

4/7/2017: Town of Columbus/Eric McIntyre

4/7/2017: Polk County Schools/Aaron Greene

4/7/2017: Tourism/Melinda Massey

4/7/2017: Polk County History Museum/James Metcalf


Additional Links
Chamber of Commerce
Town of Columbus
Polk County

Local Media
Tryon Daily Bulletin
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Upstate Newspapers

Area Schools
Isothermal Community College
Polk County Central Elementary
Polk County Elementary
Sunny View Elementary
Polk County Tryon Elementary
Polk County Middle School
Polk County High School
Polk County Early College

Entertainment, Attraction, and Recreation
First Peak Visitor Center in Columbus
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center
Gibson Park
Green River Adventures
Harmon Field
House of Flags
Norman Wilder Forest
Pearsons Falls
Polk County Public Library
Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly
Tryon Arts and Crafts School
Tryon Painters and Sculptors
Tryon Riding and Hunting
Stearns Park
Veterans Park
Wilderness Cover Campground

Statistics/Economy
City Data
American Towns


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