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The county was named after President James Knox Polk and contains 745 square miles stretching from the Willamette River on the east to the Coast Range on the west. It is bordered by Yamhill, Lincoln, Benton, and Marion Counties.
The major industries of the county are agriculture, forest products, manufacturing, and education. Western Oregon University is located in Monmouth. With a large agricultural base the County is beginning to focus on "Agri-tourism", which, broadly defined, involves any agriculturally-based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. It could be a roadside farmstand selling fresh fruits and vegetables, a fall harvest festival with corn mazes and a pumpkin patch, or even a bed andbreakfast offering a "hands-on" experience.
Polk county is one of Oregon's major players in Oregon's wine industry, in terms of production and in the quality of the vintages produced. Polk County ranks second in production of wine in Oregon and touts over 71 vineyards.