History of Tryon North Carolina
Tryon was granted a charter from the State Legislature in 1885 and was later incorporated into Polk County. The City of Tryon was named for the Tryon Mountain.
In 1920, a second charter was issued stating that the name of the town needed to be changed from City of Tryon to Town of Tryon, due to the fact that the population was, and continues to be, less than 10,000.
Located almost on the South Carolina border, the town was developed here because construction of the railroad to Asheville stopped here for nearly two years.
The town became popular with tourist and has seen its fair share for celebrities. In earlier years it was the training ground of the US Olympic equestrian teams. It is also the birthplace of Nina Simone, a destination point for First Ladies Harding, Coolidge and Roosevelt and inspiration for parts of the (General George) Marshall Plan. The town was also frequented by Maurice “Lefty” Flynn, David Niven, the Fitzgeralds, Lady Astor and much more.