Columbus, NC

Located in the Foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Columbus — named after Dr. Columbus Mills — became Polk County’s governmental seat in 1855, when Polk County formed from parts of Henderson and Rutherford Counties, taking its name from American Revolutionary War Colonel, William Polk. Columbus is still the county seat. The Columbus Courthouse is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places and remains in use today.

Columbus provides quiet, serene surroundings yet easy access to nearby cities via easy access to I-26, Highways 108, 176 and 74. I-26 provides easy access to both I-85 and I-40. People are drawn to this beautiful Gateway to the Mountains because of its temperate climate, recreational, cultural and equestrian traditions. This town of 900+ residents has also become the gateway to many of the area’s picturesque horse farms. The main streetscape features the iconic, century-old courthouse along with the town center’s park and gazebo at the old Stearns School.

Columbus boasts not only of a memorial park commemorating the county’s fallen patriots but also its very own House of Flags. It is home to a branch of Isothermal Community College, right next door to Polk County Public Library, both of which are just up the road from St. Luke’s Hospital and medical facilities. St. Luke’s Hospital celebrates 75+ years of service to the area.

Columbus is a great place to call home! Consider it today!