POLK COUNTY,TENNESSEE

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Polk County, TN

Formed in 1839 from Cherokee treaty land & parts of Bradley and McMinn Counties.  Polk County is located in South East Tennessee.

      

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POLK PIONEERS

a COLLECTION OF DATA CONCERNING EARLY POLK FAMILIES

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(A work in progress)
 

 

Historical RECORDS -- 

Please contribute any Polk Records you may have

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Tennessee Genealogy Web

www.tngenweb.org

 

 Tennessee County Links Page

at www.tngenweb.org

History Of Polk County

 

West Polk Library Information
 

Some off-site links

 

 

 

 

For detailed information on researching Polk and surrounding counties please visit

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It's a site about what's available and where it's located.

 

NEW:  A list of Polk's First Family's by Mrs. Marian Bailey Presswood

 

 Additional Polk information
www.rootsweb.com/~tnpolk2
Polk County News - Citizens Advance

www.polknewsonline.com

 

 

An interactive map of Tennessee's county formations

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/countyformations/tennesseeformationmaps.html  

 

 

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

 

1847, OCTOBER 22, FRIDAY:

It is said, say the Philadelphia Inquirere, that six hundred tons of copper ore are shortly to be shipped to Boston from the depot of the Polk County, Tennessee and Cherokee County, N.C. mines, which a company of Germans are engaged in working.  The ore is said to b exceedingly rich.

 

1858 September 3 - Friday -- There is a singular border war going on between North Carolina and Tennessee, confined chiefly to Polk County in the latter state.  It has been going on since 1855, having its origin in some trifling local jealousy.  A few weeks since preparations were made for a serious battle, with some thirty or forty men on each side, but after some skirmishing, the sheriff of Polk County interdered and the hostile companies dispersed, but they threaten to renew the war.

 

1853 August 31, Wednesday -- The Potomac Copper Company, it is stated, have become possessed of two very rich mineral properties in Polk County, Tennessee, now known as the "Isabella Copper Company" and the "Davis Copper Company" mines.  These mines are to be worked under Tennessee charters.  It has been resolved to divide the stock of these two companies among the shareholders of the Potomac Copper Company, as dividends of said stock in the proportion of 75 per cent, from each company.  The Potomac Company are also working a rich mine in Guilford County, N.C.

 

McMinn rootsweb Site

 

McMinn TnGenWeb Site

 

Tennessee History

www.tnlhn.com

 

Bradley TnGenWeb site

 

THE STORY OF WILLIAM LAFAYETT LEDFORD AND HIS BROTHER JAMES EDWARD LEDFORD-- BOTH NATIVES OF POLK COUNTY HAVING WORKED IN THE COPPER MINES AS CHILDREN. 

A RAGS TO RICHES STORY FOR TWO SUCCESSFUL MEN

 

 

 

Monroe Web Site

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Monroe TnGenWeb Site

One of the best in the state!

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Fannin County, GA

 

Cherokee County, NC

 

David Donahue Records Repository

(Archives)  www.tngenweb.org/records/

 

 

American History and Genealogy Project

www.ahgp.org

 

 Polk County Bridges:  http://bridgehunter.com/ga/murray/27668005762/ 

Includes the Old Hiwassee, Reliance, the Chabel, the old Conasauga River, Easley Ford, Conasauga, Horns Creek Tunnel between Ocoee and Old Fort, Ocoee #2 on Ocoee River, Old Fort Tunnel, Brush Creek, Swan Tunnel, TVA at Appalachia & others

 

An off-site link to Polk County's Digital Library

 


 

Photo used with written permission of Becky Syllivan Photography

Ocoee River railroad supply bridge

 

 

This page is maintained by:  Joyce Gaston Reece & Sharon R. McCormack

Many, many thanks to former site admin. Ms. Cathy Hall & Ms. Connie Burkett for their many years of dedicated service to Polk County, Tennessee  History & Genealogy

 

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 Last updated 04/17/2015 08:45:42 AM -0400