The county of Polk is located in Florida and was founded in 1861. There are 666,149 residents in Polk who have access to courthouses in Bartow, Lakeland, Winter Haven. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Florida is part of the 1th federal circuit court as well.
There are 97,422 residents in Lakeland, which is 74.9 square miles and 197ft above sea level. It was settled in c. 1875 and is governed by a Commission-Manager local government.
There are 33,874 residents in Winter Haven, which is 39.9 square miles and 167ft above sea level.