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:

    In the county there are thirty-seven churches
    and no butcher shop. This could be taken
    as a matter of all form and no content.
    Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)