Polk County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Polk County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 20, 1851 from Floyd County and Paulding County . Portions of Polk County were used to help create Haralson County. Polk County was named in honor of James Knox Polk (1795 - 1849), eleventh President of the United States. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Polk County is bordered by  Floyd County (north), Bartow County (norteast), Paulding County (east), Haralson County (south), Cleburne County, Alabama (southwest), Cherokee County, Alabama (west)

A Map of Polk County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Polk County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Polk County, Georgia Courthouse
Polk County, GA Courthouse

The Polk County Courthouse is located in Cedartown, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Polk county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Polk County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1852 and Court Records from 1852. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
  • Polk County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1852 and Probate Records from 1852.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Polk County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Polk County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Polk County, Georgia Census Records

Polk County, Georgia Vital Records

Polk County, Georgia Resources

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