SALUDA & COLUMBUS CELEBRATED ANNIVERSARIES
The City of Saluda celebrated its anniversary on Monday, February 1st. It was founded in 1881. The Town of Columbus recognized its anniversary on Tuesday, February 2nd. Founded in 1857, Columbus is the only planned town in Polk County as it originally was laid out as a square. Saluda on the other hand sprung up along the railroad.
To put these celebrations in perspective, Polk County was founded in 1855.