Polk County Historical Association names top 10 local wonders

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018

After weeks of nominations, the Polk County Historical Association has announced the 10 historic wonders in the county.

The 1859 Polk County Courthouse was selected as the top or most important historic wonder, with the Basin Spring or the original Mills’ spring as the second highest historic wonder.

The top ten wonders are as follows:

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1)  1859 Polk County Courthouse

2)  Basin spring / Mills’ spring in Mill Spring

3)  Pearson’s Falls

4)  Alexander’s Ford

5)  Block House

6)  Screvens Plantation

7)  Battle of Earl’s Ford

8)  Lake Adger dam

9)  M.A. Pace General Store

10)  Battle of Round Mountain

The last time the historical association compiled its list of “wonders” was early in the 1990’s. During that time, very few county residents were aware of Alexander’s Ford in the northern end of Polk County. This time it was the considered the fourth most recognized historic wonder.

Currently, the Polk County Historical Association is in the middle of a membership drive. People interested in history are asked to join or renew their membership.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 60 Walker St.

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