Polk County, Florida

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[http://www.polk-county.net/ Polk County Courthouse]<br>255 N Broadway Ave<br>Bartow, FL 33830-3912<br>Phone: 863.534.4540 <br>  
 
[http://www.polk-county.net/ Polk County Courthouse]<br>255 N Broadway Ave<br>Bartow, FL 33830-3912<br>Phone: 863.534.4540 <br>  
  
Boundaries changed 1871.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court, and land records from 1861. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Boundaries changed 1871.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court, and land records from 1861. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
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{{Wikipedia|Polk County, Florida}} A bit of history of creation from [http://fl-genweb.org/hillsb/index.html Hillsborough County].  
A bit of history of creation from [http://fl-genweb.org/hillsb/index.html Hillsborough County].
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
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[http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ Bartow Historical Library], Bartow, Polk Co.,&nbsp;Florida
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[http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ Bartow Historical Library], Bartow, Polk Co.,&nbsp;Florida  
  
 
=== African-Americans  ===
 
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[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/obits/index.html '''Willow Lawn Cemetery-'''] African American- &amp; obits  
 
[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/obits/index.html '''Willow Lawn Cemetery-'''] African American- &amp; obits  
  
[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/AfriAmer/JackLongw.html '''Jackson C. Longworth -'''] African American Polk Co. Pioneer
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[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/AfriAmer/JackLongw.html '''Jackson C. Longworth -'''] African American Polk Co. Pioneer  
  
===Biography===
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Bio%27s/Index.html Polk Co FLGenWeb Project Inc]
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Bio%27s/Index.html Polk Co FLGenWeb Project Inc]  
 
*[http://www.lib.usf.edu/cgi-bin/Ebind2h3.pl/hetherington_polk?seq=195;ptype= History of Polk County Florida, 1928]
 
*[http://www.lib.usf.edu/cgi-bin/Ebind2h3.pl/hetherington_polk?seq=195;ptype= History of Polk County Florida, 1928]
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
For cemeteries within cities and communities, please refer to their pages.
 
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[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/CityTown/Gazette.html '''Town Listings for Polk County''']
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[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/CityTown/Gazette.html '''Town Listings for Polk County''']
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=== Obituaries  ===
 
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[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/obits/VanHuss.html '''Valentine V. VanHuss'''] -'''FLGenWeb Project,Inc.'''
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[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/obits/VanHuss.html '''Valentine V. VanHuss'''] -'''FLGenWeb Project,Inc.'''  
  
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*[http://www.polkcountyhistory.org/pdf/dec82.pdf Polk County Historical Association Quarterly Magazine]
 
*[http://www.polkcountyhistory.org/pdf/dec82.pdf Polk County Historical Association Quarterly Magazine]
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Founded February 8, 1861
County Seat Bartow
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Contents

County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830-3912
Phone: 863.534.4540

Boundaries changed 1871.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court, and land records from 1861. [1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Polk County, Florida
A bit of history of creation from Hillsborough County.

Parent County

8 February 1861: Polk County was created from Hillsborough County.
County seat: Bartow [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

 

Bartow Historical Library, . The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Bartow Historical Library, Bartow, Polk Co., Florida

African-Americans

Heritage and History in Polk County

Willow Lawn Cemetery- African American- & obits

Jackson C. Longworth - African American Polk Co. Pioneer

Biography

Cemeteries

For cemeteries within cities and communities, please refer to their pages.

Census

For tips on accessing Polk County, Florida census records online, see: Florida Census.

Church Hisory and Records

Court Records

Funeral Homes and Records

Gazetters

Town Listings for Polk County

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

General

Bibliography

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers (non-local)

Personal News

Obituaries

Valentine V. VanHuss -FLGenWeb Project,Inc.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Societies and Libraries, and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Florida Page 136 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)