On January 20, Polk County celebrates its 166th birthday.
Court records indicate the historic courthouse was in good working order in 1859, four years after Polk County’s founding in 1855.
The photograph accompanying this article is of the historic courthouse. Believed to have been taken around 1938, this photo was discovered by Polk County Historical Association President Pat McCool.
More about the Polk County Historical Association can be found at http://www.polknchistory.org.