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Polk County Texas
Polk County, named after President James K. Polk, was one of twenty-three counties formed by the first state legislature of Texas in 1846. The boundaries established on March 30 closely followed those of the old northern division of Liberty Municipality, a subdivision of the Department of Nacogdoches established by the Mexican government in 1830. On August 13, 1870, the part of Polk County west of the Trinity became San Jacinto County. The present area of Polk County was fixed on March 11, 1875, when a portion of Trinity County was annexed. Livingston, formerly Springfield, was selected by a vote as the county seat in 1846, and the first commissioners' court met there in September. The town is still the county seat. The new county filled rapidly with American settlers between 1835 and 1860.
[Excerpted from: Richard B. McCaslin, "POLK COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online. Published by the Texas State Historical Association]Photo by Nsaum75 CC BY-SA 3.0POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is in Eastern Polk County.
Blanchard * Camden * Corrigan * Dallardsville * Goodrich * East Tempe *
Leggett * Livingston * Moscow * Onalaska * Seven Oaks * West Livingston * Cedar Point * Indian Springs * Pleasant Hill * Ace * Barnum * Dallardsville * Laurelia (ghost town) *
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Apr 2018: Death News: HARRIS, PEEBLES; Marriage News: RICHARDSON, PRUETTDec 2017: Crime News: Deputy Sheriff killed, BELLNov 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
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