Polk County, Tennessee Basics:

Polk County Tennessee - Government Site

Population: 16,617
Area: 435 square miles
County seat: Benton
Area code(s) in use: 423
Time zone: EST
High school graduate or higher: 75.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
Median household income: $37,235
Persons in poverty: 17.8%
Home ownership rate: 80.8%
Mean travel time to work: 29.4 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Bradley  Cherokee (NC)  Fannin (GA)  McMinn  Monroe  Murray (GA)  

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Map of the Polk County area

Our detail map of Polk County shows the Polk County, Tennessee boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Polk County, Tennessee

  Airports     show all on map

Browder Airport, Browder Landing Strip, Chilhowee Airport, Martin Campbell Field Airport

  Bars     show all on map

Broad Shoals

  Basins     show all on map

Boyd Bottoms, Copper Basin, Hedden Grave

  Bays     show all on map

Baker Creek Inlet, Baker Creek Inlet, Indian Creek Inlet, Indian Creek Inlet, Sylco Inlet

  Beaches     show all on map

Parksville Beach, Shady Beach, Shady Beach

  Bends     show all on map

Calhoun Bend, Cates Bend, Hildebrand Bend, Horseshoe Bend, Loop A, Loop B, Loop C, D, E, and F, Osment Bend, Wilson Bend

  Bridges     show all on map

Harbnson Bridge, Long Ford Bridge, Reynolds Bridge, Rogers Bridge

  Buildings     show all on map

Apalachia Powerhouse, East Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 1, East Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 2, East Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 3, East Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 5, East Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 6, London Flotation Plant, Ocoee Number Three Powerhouse, Ocoee Power Plant Number Two, Ocoee Ranger Station, Polk County Courthouse, Rural / Metro Ambulance Polk County, United States Forest Service Ocoee Work Center, United States Forest Service Ranger Station, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 1, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 2, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 3, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 4, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 5, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 6, West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 7

  Canals     show all on map

Ocoee Flume

  Cemeteries     show all on map

Amburn Cemetery, Baker Chapel Cemetery, Ball Play Cemetery, Bates Cemetery, Beckler Cemetery, Bethlehem Cemetery, Brock Cemetery, Brock Cemetery, Burchfield Cemetery, Butler Cemetery, Campbellite Cemetery, Campground Cemetery, Carden Cemetery, Carden Cemetery, Chastain Cemetery, Crestlawn Cemetery, Crestlawn Cemetery, Cumberland Shed Cemetery, Cumberland Shed Cemetery, Curbow Cemetery, Delano Cemetery, Dills Cemetery, Dills Cemetery, Dunn Cemetery, Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Freeland Town Cemetery, Hampton Cemetery, Hillard - Ladd Cemetery, Hillard-Ladd Cemetery, Hooker Cemetery, Hooker Cemetery, Lindner Cemetery, McJunkin Cemetery, McNair Cemetery, McNair Cemetery, Memorial Gardens, Morgan Cemetery, Mueller Cemetery, Mueller Cemetery, Nancy Ward Cemetery, Neal Chapel Cemetery, Nicholson Cemetery, Old Fairview Cemetery, Old Fort Cemetery, Padgett Cemetery, Parker Cemetery, Parris Cemetery, Price Cemetery, Reliance Cemetery, Runyon Cemetery, Spurling Cemetery, Stephens Cemetery, Threewit Cemetery, Witt Cemetery

  Census     show all on map

Benton Division (historical), Ducktown Division (historical), Parksville Division (historical), Turtletown Division (historical)

  Churches     show all on map

Antioch Baptist Church, Antioch Church, Antioch Church, Ball Play Church, Beech Springs Church, Beech Springs Church, Benton First Baptist Church, Benton Station Baptist Church, Bethleham Church (historical), Bethlehem Church, Blue Ridge Church, Boanerges Church, Chestuee Church, Chiloh Church, Coletown Missionary Church, Coletown Missionary Church, Conasauga River Baptist Church, Cookson Creek Church, Cookson Creek Church, Corinth Church, Croft Chapel, Cumberland Shed Church (historical), Delano Baptist Church, Fairview Church, Fairview Church, Fairview Church, Friendship Church, Greasy Creek Baptist Church, Greasy Creek House of Prayer, Hiwassee Union Church, Isabella Baptist Church, Maple Grove Church, Mount Carmel Church, Mount Harmony Church, Mount Harmony Church, Mount Harmony Church, Mount Hermon Church, Mount Olive Church (historical), Mount Vernon Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Mount Zion Church, Mountain Springs Church, Mountain Springs Church, Mountain View Church, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Old Ocoee Church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Church, Shady Springs Church, Shady Springs Church, Shiloh Church, Smyrna Church, Springtown Baptist Church, Towee Church, Turtletown Baptist Church, United Methodist Church, Victory Church, Welcome Valley Baptist Church, Wetmore Baptist Church, Zion Church, Zion Hill Church

  Crossings     show all on map

Haskins Ford (historical), Helderbrand Ford, Long Ford, Savannah Ford

  Dams     show all on map

Campbell Cove Dam, Cities Services Dam, City Services Diversion Dam, City Services Retention Dam, F-Eleven Tailings Pond Dam, Gypsum Dam, Lake Agape Dam, London Mills Tailings Pond Dam, McCamy Dam, McKomey Dam, Ocoee Dam Number One, Ocoee Dam Number One, Ocoee Number Three Dam, Ocoee Number Three Dam, Ocoee Number Two Dam

  Falls     show all on map

Benton Falls

  Flats     show all on map

Dutch Fields

  Gaps     show all on map

Allen Gap, Blue Ridge Gap, Boyd Gap, Buck Gap, Byrd Gap, Chestnut Gap, Cold Spring Gap, Deep Gap, Deep Gap, Ditney Gap, Double Spring Gap, Eagle Gap, Eaststep Gap, Grassy Gap, Hiwassee Gap, Iron Gap, Jenkins Grave Gap, Jep Notch, Johnson Gap, Kirkland Gap, Lillard Gap, Low Gap, Low Gap, Mulepen Gap, Pace Gap, Presswood Gap, Prince Gap, Robinson Gap, Simmons Gap, Sloan Gap, Sluder Gap, Stansbury Gap, Stone Pile Gap, Sulphur Springs Gap, Tarkiln Gap, The Narrows, Wilson Gap, Wilson Gap, Yearling Gap

  Hospitals     show all on map

Copper Basin Medical Center

  Islands     show all on map

Big Island, Cane Island, Guinn Island, Jenkins Island, Little Rock Island, Long Island, McClary Islands, Mitchell Hill, Orrs Island, Orrs Island, Rice Island, Taylors Island, Woody Island

  Lakes     show all on map

Cassada Pond, Delano Mill Pond

  Locales     show all on map

A and B Campground, Barns Ferry (historical), Bear Wallow, Beckner Mill (historical), Bests Mill (historical), Boyd Gap Observation Site, Bruch Creekshooting Range, Buck Bald Lookout, Camp Cherokee Organization Camp, Camp Ocoee, Camp Wasson, CCC Camp 3467, Chestuee Mills (historical), Chilhouse Mountain Observation Site, Chilhowee Mountain Observation Site, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 3467 (historical), Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Number 1451 (historical), Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Number 1452 (historical), Cloers Mill (historical), Confederate Camp Interpretive Site, Delano Station (historical), DeSoto Monument, Devils Point Picnic Area, Dogtown, Gee Creek Campground, Harrison Mill (historical), Hiwassee, John Muir Trailhead, Little Frog Lookout, McCroy 4-H Camp, Mountain Spur, Ocoee Inn Boat Dock, Ocoee Inn Boat Dock, Ocoee Ranger Station, Ocoee Work Center, Old Wilson Mill (historical), Oswald Dome, Oswald Dome Lookout, Parks Mill (historical), Parksville Beach Swimming Site, Parksville Boat Ramp, Parksville Lake Observation Site, Pleasant Garden, Price Store (historical), Prince Ferry (historical), Sheeds Creek Checking Station, Smiths Mill (historical), Spring Creek Shooting Range, Stansbury Siding, Sugarloaf Observation Site, Sylco Campground, Taylors Island Fishing Site, Tennessee State Boat Site, Tennessee State Boating Site, Tennessee Valley Authority Boating Site, Tennessee Valley Authority Boating Site, The Loop, Thornburg Shooting Range, Wassem Camp, Wolf Pit

  Mines     show all on map

Boyd Mine, Burra-Burra Mine, Calloway Mines, Central Mine, Eureka Mine, Hiwassee Mine, Isabella Mine, Mary Mine, McPherson Mine, Old Polk County Mine, Old Tennessee Mine

  Parks     show all on map

Big Bend Recreation Area, Chilhowee Recreation Area, Clemmer Campsite, Devils Point Recreation Area, Hiwassee River Recreation Area, Hiwassee State Scenic River, Lost Corral Recreation Area, Lost Creek Recreation Area, Mac Point Recreation Area, Ocoee Wildlife Management Area, Parksville Lake Recreation Area, Powerhouse Recreation Area, Quinn Springs Recreation Area, Rock Creek Scenic Area, Thunder Rock Recreation Area, Towee Recreation Area, Tumbling Creek Recreation Area

  Populated Places     show all on map

Apalachia, Archville, Austral, Ball Play, Belltown, Belltown Hill, Benton, Benton Springs, Benton Station, Boonville (historical), Camp Ocoee, Caney Creek, Chable (historical), Chanceytown, Coletown, Columbus (historical), Conasauga, Copperhill, Delano, Ducktown, Farner, Fetzerton (historical), Grassy Creek, Grief (historical), Hambright, Harbuck, Isabella, Kimsey, Linsdale, Maggies Mill, McAllister Hill, McFarland, McGeetown, McHarg, Newtown, Oak Grove, Ocoee, Old Patty, Oldfort, Parksville, Patterson Mill, Patty, Pine Ridge, Postelle, Probst, Reesetown, Reliance, Rymers (historical), Servilla, Staffordtown, Stewardtown (historical), Sylco, Towee, Turtletown, Wetmore, Willis Springs

  Post Offices     show all on map

Archville Post Office (historical), Austral Post Office (historical), Bells Mill Post Office (historical), Benton Post Office, Bonnie Post Office (historical), Chable Post Office (historical), Chestuee Mills Post Office (historical), Columbus Post Office (historical), Conasauga Post Office, Copeland Post Office (historical), Copper Mines Post Office (historical), Copperhill Post Office, Delano Post Office, Ducktown Post Office, Farner Post Office, Fetzerton Post Office (historical), Grace Post Office (historical), Heliotrope Post Office (historical), Hickey Post Office (historical), Higdons Store Post Office (historical), Hyatt Post Office (historical), Isabella Post Office, Kimseys Store Post Office (historical), Lonsville Post Office (historical), McFarland Post Office (historical), Mug Post Office (historical), Ocoee Post Office, Oldfort Post Office, Parksville Post Office (historical), Patty Post Office (historical), Postelle Post Office, Prendergast Post Office (historical), Reliance Post Office, Rymer Post Office (historical), Sagetown Post Office (historical), Sandhill Post Office (historical), Servilla Post Office (historical), Sylco Post Office (historical), Turtletown Post Office, Wetmore Post Office (historical)

  Reserves     show all on map

Big Frog Wilderness, Gee Creek Wilderness, Little Frog Mountain Wilderness, Little Frog Wilderness

  Reservoirs     show all on map

Campbell Cove Lake, City Services Diversion Lake, City Services Rention Pond, F-Eleven Tailings Pond, Gypsum Pond, Lake Agape, Lake Lamar, Lake Ocoee, London Mills Tailings Pond, McCamy Lake, McKomey Lake, Ocoee Number Three Lake, Ocoee Number Three Lake, Ocoee Number Two Lake, Parksville Lake

  Ridges     show all on map

Bark Legging Lead, Bearpen Lead, Chestnut Ridge, Chilhowee Mountain, Dry Pond Lead, Drypond Ridge, Duckett Ridge, Finger Board Ridge, Flint Ridge, Fork Ridge, Fork Ridge, Fork Ridge, Fork Ridge, Graveyard Ridge, Groundhog Ridge, Hogback Ridge, Horse Lead, Indian Flat Ridge, Jones Ridge, Licklog Ridge, McCamy Ridge, Millpoint Ridge, Millstone Ridge, Mulepen Ridge, Parchcorn Ridge, Patterson Ridge, Peavine Ridge, Peavine Ridge, Poplar Springs Ridge, Sand Mountain, Shinbone Ridge, Stone Pile Ridge, Sylco Ridge, Sylco Ridge, Tarkiln Ridge, Thornburg Ridge, Towee Ridge, Wolf Ridge, Yellow Stand Lead

  Schools     show all on map

Benton Elementary School, Blue Ridge School (historical), Butler School (historical), Conasauga School (historical), Cookson Creek School (historical), Copper Basin High School, Copperhill School (historical), Delano School (historical), Ducktown Elementary School, Ducktown High School, Fairview School (historical), Greasy Creek School, Horns Creek School (historical), Isabella School (historical), Kimsey School (historical), Kings School (historical), Linsdale School (historical), Ocoee School (historical), Parksville School (historical), Polk County High School, Reliance School, Ross Chapel School (historical), South Polk Elementary School, Taylor School (historical), Tumbling Creek School (historical), Turtletown Elementary School, Willow Springs School (historical), Wiregrass School (historical)

  Springs     show all on map

Baker Creek Spring, Beech Spring, Big Spring, Browder Spring, Carden Spring, Carden Spring, McCamy Spring, McClary Spring, Quinn Spring, Ram Pump Spring, Rogers Spring, Rymer Spring, Ryner Spring

  Streams     show all on map

Baker Creek, Baker Pole Branch, Ball Play Creek, Ball Play Creek, Barker Mill Creek, Bates Branch, Beach Bottom Branch, Bear Branch, Bearpen Branch, Belcher Creek, Belltown Creek, Big Creek, Big Creek, Big Hopper Camp Branch, Big Lost Creek, Biggs Spring Branch, Boring Branch, Brown Camp Branch, Brush Creek, Brushy Creek, Burra-Burra Creek, Butler Branch, Calhoun Branch, Campbell Branch, Cappy Branch, Carden Branch, Carney Branch, Carson Creek, Carter Spring Branch, Carter Spring Branch, Carters Creek, Chestnut Branch, Chestnut Gap Branch, Chestuee Creek, Childers Creek, Clear Creek, Cloud Branch, Coffee Branch, Coker Creek, Cold Spring Gap Branch, Conasauga Creek, Cookson Branch, Cookson Branch, Cookson Creek, Coon Branch, Coon Creek, Coulter Branch, Cove Field Branch, Cove Field Branch, Dairy Branch, Davis Branch, Davis Branch, Davis Branch, Davis Mill Creek, Deep Branch, Devils Branch, Devils Branch, Deweese Creek, Dry Branch, Drypond Branch, Dunn Branch, Dutch Creek, East Fork Beach Creek, East Fork Beech Creek, East Fork Rough Creek, East Fork Wolf Creek, Ellis Branch, Ellis Branch, Ellis Creek, Fall Branch, Fetzer Branch, Fightingtown Creek, Fourmile Creek, Franklin Spring Branch, Frog Hollow Branch, Fry Branch, Gassaway Creek, Gate Branch, Gee Creek, Goforth Creek, Graham Branch, Graham Branch, Grassy Creek, Grays Branch, Grays Branch, Greasy Creek, Gunterpole Branch, Haigler Branch, Halfway Branch, Halfway Branch, Hall Creek, Hancock Licklog Branch, Hand Branch, Harris Branch, Haskins Creek, Hawkins Branch, Hawkins Branch, Hicks Branch, Higdon Branch, Hopper Branch, Horns Creek, Horns Creek, Horse Bone Branch, Horton Branch, Indian Creek, Indian Creek, Indian Flat Branch, Iron Ore Branch, Island Creek, Jack Branch, Jacks River, Jake Branch, Jenkins Grave Branch, John Hale Branch, Johnson Branch, Johnson Branch, Johnson Creek, Junebug Creek, Land Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Creek, Laurel Creek, Left Prong Caney Creek, Left Prong Hiwassee River, Lillard Branch, Little Branch, Little Caney Branch, Little Chestuee Creek, Little Fall Branch, Little Gassaway Creek, Little Hopper Camp Branch, Little Lost Creek, Little Sylco Branch, Long Branch, Long Branch, Loss Creek, Low Gap Branch, Lower Jobe Patch Branch, Lowery Branch, Lowry Branch, Madden Branch, Madison Branch, Mary Branch, Mason Branch, McCamy Branch, Middle Fork Sheeds Creek, Milan Branch, Minnewauga Creek, Minnewauga Creek, Mitchell Branch, Mooneyham Branch, Muddy Ford Branch, Muddy Ford Branch, Mulepen Branch, Negro Creek, Nicholson Branch, North Fork Sheeds Creek, North Potato Creek, North Prong Brown Camp Branch, Ocoee River, Pace Branch, Pace Shanty Branch, Parker Branch, Parks Branch, Parris Branch, Paul Branch, Payne Branch, Pell Branch, Penitentiary Branch, Perrys Branch, Peter Camp Branch, Peter Hall Branch, Piney Flats Branch, Pleasant Hill Creek, Plum Branch, Poplar Springs Branch, Presswood Branch, Prince Branch, Prince Branch, Prock Branch, Puncheon Camp Branch, Raht Chapel Branch, Right Prong Caney Creek, Right Prong Junebug Creek, Ritchie Branch, Rock Branch, Rock Camp Branch, Rock Creek, Rock Creek, Rock Island Branch, Rocky Ford Creek, Rogers Branch, Rogers Branch, Rough Branch, Rough Creek, Ruckers Branch, Rymer Camp Branch, Rymer Spring Branch, Sawmill Brach, Sawmill Branch, Shadwick Branch, Shears Branch, Shears Branch, Shears Branch, Sheeds Creek, Sheeds Creek, Sheehan Branch, Sholer Branch, Short Creek, Shuler Creek, Shumaker Branch, Siccowee Branch, Silvermine Branch, Silvermine Creek, Simmons Branch, Sina Branch, Sina Branch, Sink Spring Branch, Slickrock Branch, Smith Branch, Smith Creek, Smyrna Spring Branch, South Fork Sheeds Creek, Spanking Slump Branch, Spearman Branch, Spring Creek, Spring Falls Branch, Springtown Branch, Standing Rock Branch, Stillhouse Branch, Sulphur Springs Branch, Switch Branch, Sylco Creek, Taylor Branch, Thomas Branch, Tieskee Creek, Tinker Branch, Toby Stone Branch, Tollgate Branch, Tolliver Shanty Branch, Towee Creek, Tumbling Creek, Turtletown Creek, Walden Branch, Walkertown Branch, Wallace Creek, Watertank Branch, Watertank Branch, West Fork Beech Creek, West Fork Butler Branch, West Fork Hiwassee River, West Fork Rough Creek, West Fork Wolf Creek, Wildcat Branch, Wildcat Branch, Wildcat Creek, Wildcat Creek, Williams Creek, Wilson Branch, Wolf Creek, Womble Branch, York Branch

  Summits     show all on map

Amburn Mountain, Bean Mountain, Bearpen Hill, Big Frog Mountain, Big Rock Island, Brock Mountain, Buck Bald, Chestnut Mountain, Chestnut Mountain, Chestnut Mountain, Chestnut Mountain, Chestnut Mountain, Chimneytop, Ditney Mountain, Gee Knob, Hankins Mountain, Hogback Mountain, Hooper Mountain, Iron Mountain, Jarnigan Mountain, Ketchersid Mountain, Licklog Top, Little Baldy, Little Frog Mountain, Little Mountain, Little Mountain, Little Mountain, Locust Mountain, Lowry Top, McCulley Mountain, Oswald Dome, Panther Knob, Peavine Mountain, Pond Mountain, Potato Hill, Presswood Mountain, Prince Knob, Prince Knob, Red Hill, Reese Mountain, Sand Mountain, Sassafras Knob, Sheep Top, Shinbone Mountain, Smith Mountain, Stansbury Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Sugarloat Mountain, Threewit Mountain, Todd Mountain, Towee Mountain, White Oak Mountain

  Towers     show all on map

WBIN-AM (Benton), WLSB-AM (Copperhill)

  Trails     show all on map

Arbutus Trail, Azalea Trail, Benton Falls Trail, Big Creek Trail, Big Frog Trail, Big Pine Trail, Blue Ridge Trail, Caney Creek Trail, Chestnut Mountain Trail, Chestnut Mountain Trail, Chilhowee Forest Walk Trail, Clear Creek Trail, Clemmer Trail, Conasauga River Trail, Conasauga River Trail, Dry Pond Lead Trail, Fishermans Trail, Fork Ridge Trail, Gee Creek Trail, Grassy Gap Trail, Grassy Gap Trail, Hemp Top Trail, Hogback Trail, Indian Flat Trail, John Muir National Recreation Trail, Licklog Ridge Trail, Licklog Trail, Low Gap Trail, Lowry Cove Trail, Lowry Falls Trail, Oswald Dome Trail, Redleaf Trail, Rock Creek Trail, Rogers Branch Trail, Rough Creek Trail, Smith Mountain Trail, Spanking Stump Trail, Sylco Creek Trail, Unicoi Mountain Trail, Unicoi Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail

  Tunnels     show all on map

Apalachia Tunnel

  Valleys     show all on map

Ball Shanty Cove, Bear Wallow, Big Hollow, Buckeye Cove, Buckeye Cove, Dark Hollow, Deep Hollow, Durham Hollow, Durham Hollow, Ernie King Hollow, Matlock Valley, Miller Cove, Park Hollow, Parks Hollow, Pressley Cove, Rattlesnake Hollow, Todd Hollow, Turkeypen Cove, Wildcat Cove, Wildcat Cove,

Polk County, Tennessee Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhitePolk County White population 16,18516,184  
MixedPolk County Mixed population 216216
BlackPolk County Black population 10099
American IndianPolk County American Indian population 6666
AsianPolk County Asian population 3333
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderPolk County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 1716

Additional population tables :
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