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County was founded November 28, 1839.It was taken off
Bradley and McMinn, and named in honor of
James Knox Polk.
It is bounded on the north by
McMinn and Monroe, on the east by North Carolina, on the
south by Georgia, and on the west by Bradley County. The
greater part of Polk County is mountainous, and unfit
for agricultural purposes. There are copper mines found
in this county. They were developed many years ago, and
have been worked with success. They are known as the
"Ducktown mines." They are situated about forty miles
from Cleveland. The mines are about two miles from the
Ocoee River, in the midst of hills, surrounded by high
mountains in the distance. The principal ranges of these
mountains lie between the copper mines and Benton, and
traverse the county in a northeasterly and southwesterly
direction, occupying, perhaps, more than half its area. Communities in Polk
,with Benton being the town seat.