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

Polk's Boyhood Home

 
 
Polk's Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. Polk's Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription.  The first house here was built by Maj. Samuel Polk, who came here from North Carolina in 1806. In his family was the ten-year-old son, James Knox Polk, who was to become the 11th President of the United States. He spent his boyhood here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 41.7′ N, 86° 59.232′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on Nashville Highway just north of Imperial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Davis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Billy Direct (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rippavilla Plantation (approx. 3.2 miles away); Confederate Movements After Sunset (approx. 3.2 miles away); Schofield's Retreat
Polk's Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Polk's Boyhood Home Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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