Polk County


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Polk County was created from Floyd and Paulding counties on Dec. 20, 1851 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1851-52, p. 52). In 1856, part of Polk County was used to help create Haralson County (Ga. Laws 1856, p. 110).

Georgia's 96th county was named for Pres. James Polk (1795-1849), who had died two years earlier.

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