Orig. pub. Asheville, NC 1950. Reprinted 1976, 1999, 2003. Print on Demand Edition 2008. xiv, 161 pp., index + illus. Item #84
Mrs. Patton, a member of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, gathered material about Polk County over the years and wrote brief sketches for publication in various newspapers and magazines. These articles were published in book form as Sketches of Polk County History. Included are sketches entitled: Before White Men Crossed the Frontier; The Developing Frontier; A New County to be Called Polk; Polk County is again Created; War Clouds Gather over White Oak Mountain; Polk County Men in the Confederacy; The Railroad Reaches Polk County; Writers Discover Happy Valley; Three New Towns are Chartered; Polk County - Its Citizens; Sidney Lanier; Polk's Officials; Interesting Notes; Early Marriage Bonds of Polk County Citizens; The Treaty of White Oak Mountain; and A Giant of the Frontier.