Polk County

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

 

Created:  December 22, 1845

County Seat: 

Cynthian  1845 – 1851

Dallas      1851 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dallas

 

Location:  850 Main Street / SE Court Street

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Delod D Neer of Portland

Contractor:  Delod D Neer of Portland

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is is a two story sandstone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds and has a projecting center section with arched entrances on the north and south sides. On the north is a high square clock tower with red colored sloped roof. There is a wide eave along the sloped red colored roof. On the east side is a three story annex constructed in 1965 to 1966. The contractor was Robert D Morrow. The building was expanded in 1989.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Cynthian in 1851. The second courthouse was built in Dallas in 1852 which was destroyed by fire in 1898.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Yamhill County

E – Marion County

S – Linn County and Benton County

W – Lincoln County and Tillamook County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2016