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Polk County, created in 1853 from St Croix County, is named after James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States. Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Balsam Lake.

Land Area 917.27 sq miles Click for Balsam Lake, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 39.01 sq miles
Elevation 1,155 ft at Balsam Lake
Number of Lakes 437
Area in Lakes 20,900 acres (32.66 sq miles)
Rivers Apple, Clam, St Croix, Straight, Trade, Willow, Wood
Major Watershed St Croix River
Geographical Province South: Western Upland. Central and north: Central Plain.
Natural Vegetation Northwest corner: jack pine and prairie grasses; willow, soft maple and ash along St Croix River. West: sugar maple, basswood, and elm. Central and east: maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. Southwest: white, black, and red oak. East-central: area of white and red pine.
Population  
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1990:
2000:
26,567
26,666
32,351
34,773
41,319
 
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Burnett County
Burnett County, Barron County
St. Croix County
St Croix River (Minnesota)

Polk County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.polk.wi.us
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Phone: 715-485-9226
County Parks County Parks
100 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Phone: 715-485-9294
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 160
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Phone: 715-485-9240
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Polk County
PO Box 160
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0160
Phone: 715-485-8600
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Amery Community Club
PO Box 211
Amery, WI 54001-0211
Phone: 715-268-6624
  Balsam Lake Community Club
PO Box 366
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0366
Phone: 715-485-3424
  Centuria Commercial Club
PO Box 280
Centuria, WI 54824-0280

  Clear Lake Community Club
PO Box 266
Clear Lake, WI 54005

  Falls Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 178
Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024
Phone: 715-483-3580
  Frederic Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 250
Frederic, WI 54837
Phone: 715-327-4836
  Luck Community Club
PO Box 431
Luck, WI 54853
Phone: 715-472-2222
  Milltown Community Club
PO Box 402
Milltown, WI 54858
Phone: 715-825-2222
  Osceola Main Street Chamber
PO Box 251
Osceola, WI 54020-0251
Phone: 715-755-3300

Historical and Genealogical Societies Osceola Historical Society
PO Box 342
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-3530
  Polk County Historical Society
PO Box 41
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0041
Phone: 715-268-8375
  WIGenWebProject, Polk County

Polk County - Indianhead Federated Library System www.ifls.lib.wi.us/index.asp
Amery Public Library
801 Keller Avenue South
Amery 54001
715-268-9340

Balsam Lake Public Library
404 Main Street
P.O. Box 340
Balsam Lake 54810
715-485-3215

Centuria Public Library
409 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 370
Centuria 54824
715-646-2630
Clear Lake Public Library
350 4th Ave
P.O. Box 365
Clear Lake 54005
715-263-2802

Dresser Village Library
117 South Central Ave
P.O. Box 547
Dresser 54009
715-755-2944

Frederic Public Library
127 Oak Street West
P.O. Box 700
Frederic 54837
715-327-4979
Luck Public Library
21 Second Ave West
Luck 54853
715-472-2770

Milltown Public Library
61 West Main Street
P.O. Box 68
Milltown 54858
715-825-2313
Osceola Public Library
102 Chieftain Street
P.O. Box 816
Osceola 54020
715-294-2310

St. Croix Falls Public Library
210 N. Washington Street
710 Hwy 35 S (mailing address)
St. Croix Falls 54024
715-483-1777
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