Polk County

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Polk

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

 

Created:  November 30, 1844

County Seat:        

Mena  1844 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mena

 

Location:  507 Church Avenue / Mena Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Haralson and Mott of Fort Smith

Contractor:  Works Progress Administration

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The southeast front has a concrete framed entrance on the first story. Large vertical brick dividers separate the windows. On the second story, the windows are vertical. There are north and south wings. Above is a wide header. The roof line is flat. The building is a Work Progress Administration project. An addition was constructed on the northwest side,

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Polk County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Scott County 

E – Montgomery County and  Howard County 

S – Howard County and Sevier County,

W – McCurtain County, Oklahoma and Le Flore County, Oklahoma

 

 

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Photos taken 2010