The James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee is the only surviving residence of the eleventh U.S. President (excluding the White House). Samuel Polk, a prosperous farmer and surveyor, built the Federal-style brick house in 1816 while his oldest son James was attending the University of North Carolina. When the future President graduated in 1818, he returned to Tennessee and stayed with his parents until his marriage to Sarah Childress in 1824.

The James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee is the only surviving residence of the eleventh U.S. President (excluding the White House). Samuel Polk, a prosperous farmer and surveyor, built the Federal-style brick house in 1816 while his oldest son James was attending the University of North Carolina. When the future President graduated in 1818, he returned to Tennessee and stayed with his parents until his marriage to Sarah Childress in 1824.

James Knox Polk (1795-1849), North carolina and his wife, Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891)  The 11th President of the United States. They had no children

James Knox Polk (1795-1849), North carolina and his wife, Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891) The 11th President of the United States. They had no children

James K. Polk, 11th President of the United Sates, Ancestral Home, Columbia, Tennessee

James K. Polk, 11th President of the United Sates, Ancestral Home, Columbia, Tennessee

James K. Polk - Often referred to as the first "dark horse" President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War.

James K. Polk - Often referred to as the first "dark horse" President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War.

Interesting pic--James Buchanan on the far left, Sarah and James K. Polk in the center, and Dolly Madison is the blurred lady on the right

Interesting pic--James Buchanan on the far left, Sarah and James K. Polk in the center, and Dolly Madison is the blurred lady on the right

James K Polk 1938 Issue-11c - On June 2, 1890 the US Post Office issued a brown 5-cent Postage stamp honoring Ulysses S. Grant. It was the first US Postage stamp to depict the former President and Civil War General. This issue was released exactly twenty-five years after Gen. Edmond Kirby Smith’s surrender of the last major Confederate army at Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865. The issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company.[43]

James K Polk 1938 Issue-11c - On June 2, 1890 the US Post Office issued a brown 5-cent Postage stamp honoring Ulysses S. Grant. It was the first US Postage stamp to depict the former President and Civil War General. This issue was released exactly twenty-five years after Gen. Edmond Kirby Smith’s surrender of the last major Confederate army at Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865. The issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company.[43]

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