Polk County TN Genealogy

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Polk Records by Type

Birth Records (9)
Cemetery Records (156)
Census Records (28)
Church Records (6)
Court Records (5)
Death Records (13)
Histories and Genealogies (9)
Immigration Records (1)
Land Records (3)
Map Records (3)
Marriage Records (16)
Military Records (2)
Minority Records (1)
Miscellaneous Records (2)
Newspapers and Obituaries (29)
Probate Records (3)
School Records (7)
Tax Records (1)

Polk County Records by City/Town

Benton Genealogy (58)
Copperhill Genealogy (30)
Ducktown Genealogy (36)

Ocoee Genealogy (26)
Oldfort Genealogy (31)
Turtletown Genealogy (26)

Overview of Polk County Records

  • Polk County was created in 1839 from Bradley and McMinn counties.
  • Copies of birth records from 1908 to 1920, marriage records from 1818 to 1970, and death records from 1908 to 1970 can be obtained from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  • Copies of birth records for 1921 and later, marriage records for 1970 and later, and death records for 1971 and later can be obtained from the Tennessee Vital Records Office.
  • The Polk County Registrar of Deeds has land records starting in 1894.
  • The Polk County Clerk has marriage records starting in 1894 and probate records starting in 1873.
  • Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.