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POLK COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Polk County History

    1936 Centennial - Highway Marker:

    POLK COUNTY
    Created from Liberty County March 30, 1846,
    Oorganized July 13, 1846.
    Livingston as county seat.
    Named for James Knox Polk, 1795-1849, President of the United States who favored the annexation of Texas.
    Early settlements were Drew's Landing, Mariana, Swartwout.
    On 1,280 acres granted by the state in 1854, the descendants of the Alabama Indians still live.
    Polk County Courthouse
    Texas - Polk County Courthouse
    Polk County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Polk County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Livingston
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  • Acol ghost town
  • Asia ghost town
  • Camden ghost town
  • Corrigan
  • Darby ghost town
  • Geneva submerged
  • Goodrich
  • Halifax ghost town
  • Hortense ghost town
  • Kiam ghost town
  • Leggett
  • Livingston County Seat
  • Moscow
  • Ollie ghost town
  • Onalaska
  • Pluck ghost town
  • Setag ghost town
  • Soda ghost town
  • Swartwout submerged
  • Polk  County TX 1858 postal map
    Polk County 1858 Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Polk  County TX 1907 postal map
    Polk County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Polk   County 1920s Map
    Polk County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Polk  County 1940s Map
    Polk County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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