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Mill Spring: Gateway to the Great Outdoors

Mill Spring is a small, unincorporated community of Polk County in Western North Carolina. Located just three miles off state route 74, it’s only about an hour and a half from Charlotte… but a breathtaking world of rolling hills, lush forests, and beautiful mountain backdrops far removed from the big-city bustle. Enjoy the peace, quiet, and comforts of countryside living at the very gateway to endless outdoor recreation, small-town exploration, and the amazing attractions and events of Tryon, Hendersonville, and all of Western North Carolina. Come explore and find your place in this quiet corner of the country.

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Mill Spring was once the home of Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Bryan H. Womack, for whom the Womack Army Medical Center of Fort Bragg in Fayetteville is named. It is also the side of the Reverend D. Jones House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was constructed in 1897 as the home of African-American community leader Reverend Jones.

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Community Profile

Mill Spring is an unincorporated community in Polk County, NC. It contains a post office and carries the zip code 28756. The population of the community is just over 4,600, and its location at the junction of NC-9 and NC-108, just three miles from Route 78, places it within easy reach of Columbus (4 miles), Tryon (10 miles), Hendersonville (20 miles), and major cities like Charlotte (80 miles).

Things  to Do in Mill Spring

Come explore Mill Spring! Spend the day outside playing sports, jogging, or enjoying a picnic at Laughter Pond at the Polk County Recreation Complex. Enjoy the amenities, community programs, and special events of the Mill Spring Agricultural Center. Spend the night under the stars at the Silver Creek Campground. Enjoy a day on the lake boating or fishing at beautiful Lake Adger. Explore hundreds of acres of undisturbed wilderness at the Green River Game Lands, where you can enjoy seasonal hunting and hiking. Or go horseback riding, take a lesson, or even catch the World Equestrian Games at the nearby Tryon International Equestrian Center—just 5 minutes away!

Buy Your Vacation Retreat in Mill Spring, NC

Ready to enjoy mountain living in Mill Spring, season after season or anytime throughout the year? If you plan on making Mill Spring a regular vacation destination, or are interested in a vacation investment property, we invite you to start exploring homes for sale. You can also read more about our property management services for investors.

Rent a Home

Not ready to buy but eager to explore the sights and sounds of Mill Spring? Rent a home, stay for a few days, weeks, or even a few months to really get to know the local and lively color that is Mill Spring. Learn more about our rental services, or start browsing available homes for rent!

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