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Polk, James K., House

Columbia, Tennessee
County of Maury.
W. 7th and S. High Streets
National Register Number: 66000728
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TN-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Constructed in 1816, this two story brick house was the home of James Knox Polk (1795-1849), 11th President of the United States (1845-1849), who lived here for several years during his youth.

The Polk Home is inspected every spring by preservationists from the Tennessee Historical Commission. According to the most recent report, the building is still in satisfactory condition with no major maintenance needs.

Therea re no changes since the last report.

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