About This Place
Tryon is a town in Polk County, North Carolina, United States. According to the 2000 Census the population of Tryon was 1,760. The area is a center for equestrian activity and fine arts.
Tryon Peak and the Town of Tryon are named for William Tryon, Governor of North Carolina from 1765 to 1771 in recognition of his negotiation with the Cherokee for a treaty during a bloody period of the French and Indian War. Tryon was the birthplace of the singer, pianist, composer, and activist Nina Simone.
Trade Street, Tryon, North Carolina