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Our Genealogy Helper for Polkville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Polkville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Polkville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Polkville is located in Cleveland County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleveland County: Burke, Gaston, Lincoln, Rutherford, Cherokee (SC) & York (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Polkville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Polkville:

  • Cleveland County     (The home county of Polkville)
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
    • Lawndale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Cleveland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawndale<3>
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casar<3>
    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lattimore
      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore
    • Fallston [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallston
      • Fallston [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fallston<3>
    • Belwood [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belwood
      • Belwood [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belwood
    • Knob Creek [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Creek
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
    • Dover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Wilson [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Cleveland County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Olive Grove [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Grove
      • Olive Grove [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Grove
    • Briarwood Townhouses [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarwood Townhouses
      • Briarwood Townhouses [Cleveland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarwood Townhouses have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood Townhouses
    • Shelby [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
  • Buncombe County
    • Ridgecrest [Buncombe County]
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<3>
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
      • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<3>
  • Burke County
    • Ramsey [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
      • Ramsey [Burke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey
    • Brindletown [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brindletown
      • Brindletown [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brindletown
    • Enola [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
      • Enola [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
    • Yellow Gap [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Gap
      • Yellow Gap [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Gap
    • Salem [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<3>
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Connelly Springs [Burke County]
    • Drexel [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
      • Drexel [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<3>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<3>
    • Icard [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Icard
      • Icard [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Icard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Icard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Icard<3>
  • Caldwell County
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
      • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<3>
    • Northlakes [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northlakes
      • Northlakes [Caldwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northlakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northlakes
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<3>
    • Pinehurst [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst [Caldwell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
    • Concord [Caldwell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Caldwell County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
      • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
      • Former name for Lenoir:
      • Tucker's Barn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<3>
    • Collettsville [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collettsville
      • Collettsville [Caldwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collettsville<3>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
  • Catawba County
    • Cooksville [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
      • Cooksville [Catawba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
    • Banoak [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banoak
      • Banoak [Catawba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banoak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banoak
    • Plateau [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plateau
      • Plateau [Catawba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plateau
    • Propst Crossroads [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Propst Crossroads
      • Propst Crossroads [Catawba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Propst Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Propst Crossroads
    • Advent Crossroads [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advent Crossroads
      • Advent Crossroads [Catawba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advent Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advent Crossroads
    • Blackburn [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Catawba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Rhoney [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhoney
      • Rhoney [Catawba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhoney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhoney
    • Meadow Brook Village [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Brook Village
      • Meadow Brook Village [Catawba County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Brook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Brook Village
    • Mountain View [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Catawba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Brookford [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookford
      • Brookford [Catawba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookford
    • Long View [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Catawba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Maiden [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Catawba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maiden<3>
    • Startown [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Startown
      • Startown [Catawba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Startown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Startown
  • Gaston County
    • Dellview [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellview
      • Dellview [Gaston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dellview
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<3>
    • Tryon [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Gaston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<3>
    • High Shoals [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Shoals
      • High Shoals [Gaston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Shoals
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<3>
    • Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
      • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<3>
    • South Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gastonia
      • South Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gastonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gastonia
    • Alexis [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexis
      • Alexis [Gaston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexis
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo
    • Smyre [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyre
      • Smyre [Gaston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyre
    • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer Mountain
      • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Estimated population in 2016: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer Mountain
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
  • Henderson County
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • Gerton [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerton
      • Gerton [Henderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lincoln County
    • North Brook [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brook
      • North Brook [Lincoln County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vale [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crouse [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouse
      • Crouse [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boger City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boger City
      • Boger City [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boger City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Iron Station [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Station
      • Iron Station [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Denver [Lincoln County]
  • McDowell County
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Patten [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
      • Patten [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
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    • Glenwood [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
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    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Little Switzerland [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Switzerland
      • Little Switzerland [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Polk County
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
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    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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  • Rutherford County
    • Hollis [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
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    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Washburn [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Rutherford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
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    • Concord [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Six Points [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Points
      • Six Points [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
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    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostic
      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Caroleen [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caroleen
      • Caroleen [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caroleen
    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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    • Henrietta [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills
    • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Mush
      • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Mush
    • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pisgah
      • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
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    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
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    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
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    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Mayo [Spartanburg County]
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
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    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Clifton [Spartanburg County]
    • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]
    • Valley Falls [Spartanburg County]
    • Glendale [Spartanburg County]
    • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
    • Drayton [Spartanburg County]
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
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  • Union County (SC)
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
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  • York County (SC)
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<3>
    • Bowling Green [York County]
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
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    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
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    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
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    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Lake Wylie [York County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Polkville, see our County-by-County Page for Polkville.

Newspapers Published in Polkville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Polkville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Polkville, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Polkville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Polkville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Polkville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Polkville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Polkville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Green Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cemetery
  • Elliott Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elliott Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elliott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott Cemetery
  • Crowder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crowder Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crowder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder Cemetery
  • Union Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Eaker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eaker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaker Cemetery
  • Lattimore Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lattimore Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lattimore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Golden Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Community Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Mooney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mooney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mooney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooney Cemetery
    • White Oak Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Thomas Walker Family Cemetery
    • Beam Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beam Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beam Cemetery
    • Dobbins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dobbins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dobbins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dobbins Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbins Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Salem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Polkville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Polkville had a population of 35 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Polkville had a population of 552 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Polkville, with the one closest to Polkville listed first.

  • Polkville [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
    • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Polkville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Polkville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Campcall [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campcall
    • Campcall [Cleveland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Campcall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campcall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campcall
  • New House [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New House
    • New House [Cleveland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New House had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New House
  • Delight [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delight
    • Delight [Cleveland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delight had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
  • Cleveland Mills [Cleveland County] - Historic
    • While Cleveland Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland Mills
    • Cleveland Mills [Cleveland County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cleveland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Double Shoals [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Shoals
    • Double Shoals [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Polkville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Double Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Shoals
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    • Hollis [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollis
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Casar had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
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      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lattimore had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
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      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<3>
    • Beam Mill [Cleveland County]
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      • Beam Mill [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beam Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beam Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fallston [Cleveland County]
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      • Fallston [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fallston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fallston<3>
    • Belwood [Cleveland County]
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      • Belwood [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Knob Creek [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Polkville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Knob Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sunshine [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Rutherford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Polkville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Polkville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Polkville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Polkville ...

While our initial data about Polkville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Polkville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Polkville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Polkville:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Polkville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Polkville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Polkville. See our Misc Page for Polkville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Cleveland County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polkville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cleveland County: www.clevelandcounty.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Polkville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Polkville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PolkvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polkville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4163, Longitude: -81.6441       In this case, the coordinates for Polkville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Polkville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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