Columbus, North Carolina
Gateway to the Appalachian Mountains
Columbus, North Carolina, is located in the foothills of the scenic Appalachian Mountains. Unlike most communities' towns or cities in western North Carolina, Columbus was deliberately carved from 100 acres of pure wilderness on what was then known as Foster Race path in the shadow of Fosters Mountain, known today as Chocolate Drop.
Dr. Columbus Mills, for whom the town was named, has been called the "Father of Polk County." One of his ancestors, Colonel Ambrose Mills, was a Loyalist who was hanged by Patriots after his capture at the Battle of Kings Mountain. It was largely through Mills' efforts as a state senator that Polk County was established, by sectioning off parts of Rutherford and Henderson Counties. In his honor, Columbus was officially designated as county seat of Polk County in 1855.
Columbus was originally laid out with a church at each corner of the main streets. Two of these are in their original location today. The first structure - Columbus Baptist Church, established in 1857, is still in use, although it has been added to over the years. Columbus Presbyterian Church, established in 1895, is also in the original location but due to a fire the original building has been replaced. The Town of Columbus is distinguished by an imposing courthouse, built of handmade brick in 1855. The ancient slave block still remains on the courthouse lawn as a daily reminder of those troubled times.
Since before the turn of the century, people have been drawn to this beautiful "Gateway to the Mountains" with its temperate climate and its recreational, cultural, and equestrian traditions. There is something here for everyone of all ages and interests.
For more information on activities in and around Columbus, North Carolina, visit:
Polk County (NC) Travel & Tourism
(This and more local information is available at the above site)
Columbus, North Carolina, Homes and Real EstateWhether your interest is equestrian or recreational land, homes, or properties of all sizes and views, you'll find Columbus area real estate opportunities that are right for your needs. As you would expect, Columbus real estate is highly valued and available homes and properties sell quickly.
Columbus, North Carolina real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties, adult communities, golf community properties, farms, horse farms and estates. With Mickey Hambright as their real estate partner, real estate buyers and sellers, alike, can rest assured they’ll find the real estate solution they’ve been looking for.
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Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Columbus and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask Mickey Hambright about homes for sale, horse farms, horse properties, stables, pasture lands, mountain view properties, waterside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Hendersonville, Saluda,and Tryon, North Carolina, area, Campobello, and Gowensville, SC and more.
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