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:  December 20, 1851

County Seat: 

Cedartown  1851 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cedartown 

 

Location:  100 Prior Street / North College Street

Built:  1951 – 1952

Style:  Modern Stripped Classical

Architect:  William J J Chase & Associates

Contractor:  Bailey-Brazell Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The center section is the highest part of the building with lower east and west wings. The center section projects from the main building and has a recessed center section with vertical pilasters with vertical windows with panels between. Horizontal belts run across the top of the building. The roof line is flat.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Cedartown 

 

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Location:  50 Prior Street / North Main Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Otis Clay Poundston

Contractor:  Works Progress Administration

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building served as the City Hall. The building was renovated in 1984 and 1985.  The architect was Williams, Sweitzer & Barnum, Inc. and the contractor was Beneficial Brothers Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Floyd County and Bartow County

E – Paulding County

S – Haralson County

W – Cleburne County, Alabama and Cherokee CountyAlabama 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010