Polk County's one and only permanent courthouse is the topic of the Polk County Historical Association inaugural program for 2019. The 1859 structure is only one of 14 antebellum courthouses that remain in North Carolina.
Polk County native John Vining will be the presenter. He was actively involved in the restoration of the court house and will talk about the architectural features of the building and will share little tidbits of the 159 year building. The program will begin at 2:30pm on January 8th.
In 2018 the historic courthouse was nominated and selected as PCHA's Polk County's number one historic wonder. It is the oldest courthouse in use in the western half of the state and the 8th oldest structure used as a courthouse in NC.
The January program will be held inside the Polk County Historical Museum at 60 Walker Street in downtown Columbus. There is no cost to attend and the public is invited.