Polk County
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This website is up for adoption.

"We want to thank Pam Rathbone, our previous host,
for taking care of this site for the last several years."


My name is Christine Walters and I am your "temporary" Polk County, Tennessee Host. We are always looking for folks who share our desire to put data online "free" and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.

If you are interested in taking on this website as County Host, or any of our other websites, just view our Volunteer Information page and let us know. A desire to transcribe data, and you know how to make a basic webpage, is required.

In the meantime, I'll be very happy to accept any data you'd care to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We are looking for "raw data" - the births, deaths, marriage, obituaries, cemetery listings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other military data. In short, we'd like to display all the items you used to put together your family tree (rather than the tree itself). Email your transcribed data to me and I'll take care of putting it online.

Sorry, but I'm not able to help with your personal research.
I don't have the resources and I don't live in the area.

The county 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 County include Benton, Copperhill, Delano, Ducktown, Ocoee, Turtletown with Benton being the town seat.

Polk County was founded November 28, 1839. It was taken off Bradley and McMinn, and named in honor of James Knox Polk

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