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Polk County was created in 1851 from portions of Floyd and Paulding Counties. Cedartown was chosen to be the county seat.
The Indians called the area that is now Cedartown, Town of Cedars because of the many cedar trees that grew there. But it was also known as Big Spring.

Some of the early arrivals to Polk County were: Ammons, Blissitt, Brooks, Hightower, Morgan, Peek, Prior, Witcher, Wright, and Young, just to name a few. We hope to be able to give a brief account of these Pioneer Families and others.

If you have writen a family history or article about any of the Polk County Pioneer families and would like to share, please e-mail us and we will get it posted as soon as possible.

Thomas H. Sparks, Dr. E. H. Richardson, Wm. Peek, Asa Prior, Col. Springer, R. C. Gibson, Wm. F. Janes, W. E. West, G. W. West, James O. Griggs, B. F. Bigelow, W. O. B. Whatley, B. Crabb.