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Welcome to Polkville ...

The city of Polkville is located in Cleveland County<1>.

The location of Polkville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Polkville has a population of 545 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Polkville.

Polkville is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Polkville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Polkville: (704) and (980)<5>

Websites for Polkville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.clevelandchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Polkville, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Polkville had an population of 545 people (or an increase of 1.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polkville had a population of 545 people. This makes Polkville the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 545 people, the population of Polkville increased 1.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 535 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Polkville.

Communities Also Named Polkville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Polkville - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (3), Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Polkville.

Communities near Polkville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Polkville.

  • Shelby [Cleveland County]
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    • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Polkville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<7>
  • Cherryville [Gaston County]
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    • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
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    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Polkville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs 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 Boiling Springs<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<7>
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<7>
    • Belwood [Cleveland County]
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      • Belwood [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> 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.
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    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
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      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<7>
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
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      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<7>
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> 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

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Polkville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Polkville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Polkville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Polkville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Polkville. See our Newspapers Page for Polkville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polkville ...

Looking for more information about Polkville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Polkville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Polkville.

Adding Polkville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Polkville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Polkville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Polkville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Polkville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Cleveland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Polkville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Polkville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>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: 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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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