Polk County

US States / M / Missouri / Polk County

Polk County is names for James Knox Polk, who was the eleventh President of the United States of America.


Created:  January 5, 1835 

County Seat:

Bolivar  1835 – present


County Courthouse – Bolivar  


Location:  102 East Broadway / North Main Avenue

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Robert G Kirsch of Kirsch and Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Contractor:   Atlas Construction Company of St. Louis


Description: The building faces north and is a two story course stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a projecting portico with large arch at the entrance on the first story. Above the portico is a balcony on the second story with large arched window and rising to a third story dormer with peaked roof. Each corner has a square stone tower with domed roof. On the center of the roof is a square stone clock tower with steep roof and the statue of Justice at the top. 


See:  The architect, Robert G Kirsch designed courthouses in Adair CountyCarroll CountyCooper County and Vernon County.



N – St. Clair County and Hickory County

E – Dallas County

S – Greene County

W – Dade County and Cedar County























Photos taken 2009