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Polk County, Georgia
December 20, 1851 Polk County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Polk County, Georgia
January 5, 1905 Actor Sterling Holloway born, Cedartown
  Polk County, Georgia
April 27, 2011 Tornadoes strike Ringgold and Cedartown, killing 15 in Georgia and 295 throughout the South.
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Polk County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes

Name derivation:Named in honor of James Polk, President of the United States from Tennessee who advocated "Manifest Destiny" and garnered the support of Andrew Jackson, still wildly popular. When he tried to purchase California from Mexico, his offer was rebuked, so he sent Zachary Taylor to Texas to threaten the government. Luckily for Polk the United States won the Mexican American War
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National Register of Historic Places in Polk County, Georgia
Polk County, Georgia, links
Map of Polk County, Georgia

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