Polk County Historical Association announces Top 10 Historic Wonders

The 158-year-old historic County Courthouse tops the Polk County Historical Association's list of Top 10 Historic Wonders.

After weeks of nominations, the Polk County Historical Association has announced its Top 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 Historical Association’s Top 10 Wonders are:

  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 Earle’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 1990s.

At that time, few county residents were aware of Alexander’s Ford in the northern end of Polk County. This time it was considered the fourth most recognized historic wonder.

The citizens of Polk County own three of the top 10 wonders – the 1859 Polk County Courthouse, Alexander’s Ford and the Lake Adger dam are all owned by county government.

Learn more about local history and the Polk County Historical Association and its museum by visiting the association’s website.