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Some of these links will take you to larger records that are stored within our McMinn County, Tennessee American Local History Network web site. 

We attempt to post only sites that are reliable and offer Polk County researchers the information they need.  If you happen to find a dead link please let us know.  Thanks!


American Genealogy and History Project for McMinn County, Tennessee



Appalachian Ancestors

The web site of Sandra Nipper Ratledge.  A wonderful site loaded with information on many regional families.


Appalachian Summit
A wonderful site for source documents for the southern Appalachian region.  Particularly pertains to Cherokee history...a full 30+ chapters covering over 125 years of written history.  A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED site.


Ariciu, Janet

7,555 names in a well-researched family tree



African - American research resources - an indepth list



Bradley County Tennessee Local History Network 

Connie Baumann's Howell, Nicholson, Eaves, Buchanan, Womack, Moree's & Davis

[email protected]


Bradley County Tennessee Genealogy Web



Intruders on Cherokee Lands 1801-1816 From the letters of Joseph McMinn and the Cherokee Indian agency


Cherokee Co Historical Museum


3rd Confederate Infantry Company C  Thanks to Yvonne Green Bowman and Connie Baumann at Polk Genealogy Web site


Chickasaw historical information at Tennessee Genealogy web by Fred Smoot

This link takes you directly to the Polk County News web site which has an entire list of surnames held within the Sudie Clemmer collection.  Ms. Clemmer and her father (J.D. Clemmer) collected bits and pieces of information that cover almost 100 years of Polk County information.  Please be aware that this is ONLY the Sudie Clemmer Collection.  The J.D. Clemmer collection is housed elsewhere.

A comprehensive list of Cherokee research resources...links.



Deed Abstracts:  Since Polk Co. was formed almost 20 years after McMinn, you should check deed abstracts for McMinn Follow the RECORDS link especially for northwestern Polk Co.






Family Information

Genealogy information & newspaper clippings held at the Polk County News and are available








Hiwassee Land Records














Joy Locke's Page






Monroe County, Tennessee Genealogy Web site maintained by Joy Locke, Dede Harrill & Edith Croft

McMinn County "Our Tennessee Home" American Local History Network web site


McCormacks and More




Monroe Tennessee Local History Network


McMinn TnGenWeb


One of the best Native American Research Sites available today.  Owned by Barbara B. Benge.  Lots of information and links.


Native American Information from Judy and Dennis at accessgenealogy


Native American Biographies and other information...a site well worth a visit!







Obits from the
Daily Post Athenian

includes many from Polk County
Ocoee District Early  Land Records Sandy Onbey's personal Webpage
Lot's of connections. Thanks Sandy!





Polk County Historical Society page
Marian Presswood, President


Polk Co Historical Society WebpageThis site is new and is under construction and all links may not work yet but they will soon

This is a new site address for PCGHS so please be sure to bookmark the site

Marion Presswood Polk County Historian e-mail


Community Histories

Articles available about communities in Polk County at the Polk County News


Polk County News & Citizens Advance-Link to a series of historical articles, click on 'polkpourri' upon reaching the  page.)


Old Photos

Black & white images from the past which are available at the Polk County News


1850 Polk County, District 1 & District 2
Abstracted by Larry Barker

Polk County Tennessee Genealogy Web site (tngenweb)

Polk County Tennessee American History and Genealogy Project (webmaster is Paula Franklin)






Revolutionary War Site  Courtesy of American Local History Network




Sequoyah By George Foster published in 1885


The Families of James Shelton of McMinn County, Tennessee and His Father Roderick Shelton of Buncombe County, North Carolina and Their Antecedents by Arthur Paul Shelton, August 1987


Soldiers & Sailors of the Civil excellent database.




TN Surveyors District Map
Shows which districts were where

Tennessee Disasters


Tennessee Overhill


Tennessee Surveyor's Districts
includes info on Hiwassee and Ocoee districts


Tennessee Genealogical Fact Sheets about each county


Tennessee State Library and Archives Tennessee History & Genealogy


Tennessee Genealogy Resources at

The Templin Family Genealogy
Thanks Marvin and Samme


Tennessee Historical Encyclopedia


Tombstone Initials and their Meanings


East  Tennessee before 1796


Tennessee State Penitentiary Inmates, 1831 - 1850


Tennessee Genealogy Web


Tennessee Pioneer Baptist Preachers

Tennessee Cemeteries at










Vital Records in Tennessee


Valley River Relatives




World War II Tennessee Honor List


Wautaugans: Families on the Frontier


The Woods Legear Homepage











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Page created 06 April 2004

Date  this page last edited:  11/19/2009