Dr. Columbus Mills

Dr. Columbus Mills (HM78B)

Location: Columbus, NC 28722 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 15.121', W 82° 11.896'

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In Honor of
Dr. Columbus Mills
Planter and Physician
"Father of Polk County"

After a ten-year effort to create a new county from parts of Henderson and Rutherford Counties, theNorth Carolina General Assembly passed legislation,thanks to Dr. Columbus Mills' efforts, that created Polk County on January 20, 1855. The County Seat, Columbus, was named in his honor.

Dr. Mills served in the North Carolina Senate from 1846-1857, and 18954-1857, and the Council of State in 1852 and 1858.
HM NumberHM78B
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 390989 N 3901649
Decimal Degrees35.25201667, -82.19826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 15.121', W 82° 11.896'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 15' 7.26" N, 82° 11' 53.76" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-114 NC-108, Columbus NC 28722, US
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