Bartow in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Polk County Courthouse
A Florida Heritage Site
Erected 2005 by Polk County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-549.)
Location. 27° 53.824′ N, 81° 50.573′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on East Davidson Street east of North Broadway Avenue, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Main Street, Bartow FL 33830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Co E 7th Florida Inf Regt South Florida Bulldogs (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Blount (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mann Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swearingen - Langford House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic L. B. Brown House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Carroll (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Fraser (approx. 3.9 miles away); Homeland School (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
Regarding Old Polk County Courthouse. The Old Polk County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
1. From Courthouse to Museum
The Old Courthouse was replaced by the current Polk County Courthouse in 1987. For the next decade the empty building underwent extensive renovations to prepare its former courtrooms and other spaces for a new purpose. Today, the building is known by a new name: the Polk County History Center. As the History Center,
— Submitted June 28, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 30, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 6. submitted on March 30, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 7. submitted on March 31, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 8. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.