Polk County, Georgia

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Polk County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,475.[1] The county seat is Cedartown.[2] The county was created on December 20, 1851, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and named after James K. Polk, the eleventh President of the United States.[3]

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Polk County
Polk County Courthouse in Cedartown
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°00′N 85°11′W
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 20, 1851; 171 years ago (1851)
Named forJames K. Polk
Largest cityCedartown
  Total312 sq mi (810 km2)
  Land310 sq mi (800 km2)
  Water1.8 sq mi (5 km2)  0.6%%
  Density134/sq mi (52/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district14th
The Polk County Historical Marker

Polk County comprises the Cedartown, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA Combined Statistical Area.