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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 Commision. (Marker Number 3D 21.)
 
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.
 
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 (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.
 
Also see . . .  James K. Polk - The White House. (Submitted on July 10, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Polk's Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Polk's Boyhood Home Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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