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Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James K. Polk Record

(Oct. 29, 1834 - Jan. 16, 1872)

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
1. James K. Polk Record Marker
Inscription.  

Educated in Tennessee as a lawyer, J. K. P. Record became the District Attorney for Dallas in 1860. He left that office to serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but returned here after the conflict. In 1866 he became a state senator and served as a delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1866. He later practiced law in Dallas and was an active member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows organizations.
Recorded - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6835.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsLaw EnforcementWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 46.582′ N, 96° 47.997′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Young Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Marilla Street, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe (a few steps from this marker); Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler
James K. Polk Record Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
2. James K. Polk Record Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Henry Darnell (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Harwood (a few steps from this marker); John Jay Good (a few steps from this marker); John McClannahan Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); James W. (Weck) Latimer (within shouting distance of this marker); Barton Warren Stone (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
James K. Polk Record gravesite and marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
3. James K. Polk Record gravesite and marker
James K. Polk Record headstone detail image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
4. James K. Polk Record headstone detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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