Polk County, Georgia

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Polk County
Polk County Courthouse in Cedartown
Polk County Courthouse in Cedartown
Map of Georgia highlighting Polk County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°00′N 85°11′W / 34°N 85.18°W / 34; -85.18
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 20, 1851; 173 years ago (1851)
Named forJames K. Polk
Largest cityCedartown
 • Total312 sq mi (810 km2)
 • Land310 sq mi (800 km2)
 • Water1.8 sq mi (5 km2)  0.6%
 • Total42,853
 • Density138/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Polk County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 42,853.[1] The county seat is Cedartown.[2] The county was created on December 20, 1851.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Polk County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.