Place:Polk, Missouri, United States

Watchers


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Polk County is a county located in Southwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,137. Its county seat is Bolivar. The county was founded January 5, 1835, and named for President James K. Polk.

Polk County is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Polk County was organized and separated from Greene County on January 5, 1835. Its original boundaries were later reduced to set up Dade, Dallas, and Hickory counties. The name was suggested by a local pioneer, Ezekiel Campbell, to honor his grandfather Ezekiel Polk who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and an early settler in western Tennessee. When the legislature acted to create the county, however, they named it after another grandson, James K. Polk, who was the Speaker of the House in the U.S. House of Representatives at the time, and later, President.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1835 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1872 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 8,449
1850 6,186
1860 9,995
1870 12,445
1880 15,734
1890 20,339
1900 23,255
1910 21,561
1920 20,351
1930 17,803
1940 17,400
1950 16,062
1960 13,753
1970 15,415
1980 18,822
1990 21,826

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Polk County, Missouri, United States

Research Tips

Resources

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog



This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Polk County, Missouri. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.