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Polk County, TN

Formed in 1839 from parts of Bradley and McMinn Counties, Polk County is located in South East Tennessee.


                      Street scene in early Ducktown - circa 1905

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                                    The Shed School between Old Fort & Ocoee

Left is Smyrna Baptist Chruch, near Ocoee, TN., 1905



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




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