The county of Polk, located east of the Texas state, was one of the twenty-three counties formed by the first state legislature of Texas in 1846. It was named after James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States. To date, this county largely depends on timber rather than the agricultural industry as crops and livestock industries slowly declined over time. It also features historical sites like the Polk County Memorial Museum and the Polk County Courthouse. You can also visit Lake Livingston State Park where you can camp, boat, fish, park your RVs, or enjoy water sports and other activities. Furthermore, this county offers a variety of food selection from steaks, seafood, barbecues, Cajun, Italian, Japanese, and other Mexican specialties.