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Saturday, April 10, 2010

James K. Polk Ancestral Home

James K. Polk Ancestral Home

Located near the heart of Columbia, TN on 301 West 7th St. (U.S. 412). This house was built ca. 1816 by Samuel Polk, father of President Polk. President Polk lived here from 1818 until 1824 and is the only residence of his (other than the White House) still in existence.

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This is a National Historic Landmark. Also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This picture is a closeup of the sign to the right of the front door.
Designated as NHL: July 4, 1961
Federal Style architecture.

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