Welcome, we’re glad you’re here!

Looking for something to do? We’ve got it.

Come celebrate with us at these annual events.

Take a walking tour of our historic downtown.

Learn more about what to see and do when you visit here.



Many events cancelled, some scaled back 

The annual Fabulous Fourth has been cancelled. The annual Columbus Fire Dept BBQ & Gospel Sing is scaled back. See our EVENTS page and follow our Facebook page for the latest business and event information.

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The Town of Columbus was formed in 1855 as the County of Polk officially became a part of North Carolina.  The Town itself was officially incorporated on February 2, 1 857. See more of our interesting history tid-bits here.

1926 Ad for Columbus
View of the back of the courthouse from across the Veteran’s Park fountain. Photo courtesy of Sunshine S.
Cycle NC Mountain Ride Rest Stop
Polk County Public Library