Polk County

Polk County is the name of twelve counties in the United States, all except two named after president of the United States James Knox Polk:

  • Polk County, Arkansas
  • Polk County, Florida
  • Polk County, Georgia
  • Polk County, Iowa
  • Polk County, Minnesota
  • Polk County, Missouri, named after Ezekiel Polk a colonel in the American Revolutionary War (and Grandfather of James K. Polk)
  • Polk County, Nebraska
  • Polk County, North Carolina, named after Col. William Polk who fought in the American Revolutionary War (first cousin once-removed of James K. Polk)
  • Polk County, Oregon
  • Polk County, Tennessee
  • Polk County, Texas
  • Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Polk County is also the name of a play by Zora Neale Hurston

Famous quotes containing the word county:

    I know this well, that if one thousand, if one hundred, if ten men whom I could name,—if ten honest men only,—ay, if one HONEST man, in this State of Massachusetts, ceasing to hold slaves, were actually to withdraw from this copartnership, and be locked up in the county jail therefor, it would be the abolition of slavery in America. For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)