Polk County is located in Central Florida east of Tampa Bay bordering Sumter, Lake, Osceola, Highlands, Hardee, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.
Polk County was established in 1861 from portions of Brevard and Hillsborough counties and named for James Knox Polk, 11th President of the U.S.
Region: Central Florida Region
Metro Area: Lakeland – Winter Haven, Florida Metro Area
County Seat: Bartow