Place:Polk, Tennessee, United States

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NamePolk
Alt namesPolksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.133°N 84.5°W
Located inTennessee, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoMcMinn, Tennessee, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Polk County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,825. Its county seat is Benton. It was created November 28, 1839 from parts of Bradley and McMinn counties. The county was named after then-governor (and future president) James K. Polk.

Polk County is included in the Cleveland, Tennessee, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court 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
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1873 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1894 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1894 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1908 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 3,570
1850 6,338
1860 8,726
1870 7,369
1880 7,269
1890 8,361
1900 11,357
1910 14,116
1920 14,243
1930 15,686
1940 15,473
1950 14,074
1960 12,160
1970 11,669
1980 13,602
1990 13,643

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Polk County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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