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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Knox Polk

 
 
James Knox Polk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
1. James Knox Polk Marker
Inscription.  The parents of the eleventh President of the United States occupied this property in 1816, at which time young Polk was 21. From that time, except for periods of absence due to holding public office, or his extensive law practice, this was his home until he was inaugurated into the Presidency.


 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 35° 36.908′ N, 87° 2.246′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on West 7th Street (State Highway 99) near South High Street. Marker is located in front of James K Polk Ancestral Home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Seventh Street, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James K. Polk House (a few steps from this marker); The Princess Theatre
Ancestral Home of James Knox Polk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
2. Ancestral Home of James Knox Polk
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel House Hotel (about 400 feet away); Nelson House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedmen's Savings Bank and Trust Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbia Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); 1946 Columbia Race Riot (approx. 0.3 miles away); A.J. Morton Funeral Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Ancestral Home of James Knox Polk National Historic Landmark Marker 1961 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
3. Ancestral Home of James Knox Polk National Historic Landmark Marker 1961
An Additional Marker on the Property image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
4. An Additional Marker on the Property
Ancestral Home
of
James K Polk the
Eleventh President
of the United
States
James Knox Polk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, August 7, 2012
5. James Knox Polk Marker
James Knox Polk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, August 7, 2012
6. James Knox Polk Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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