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.
US Stamp 1995 - James K. Polk, 11th US Pres 1845-1849. The Postal Service honored James K. Polk on the 200th anniversary of his birth with the issuance of a 32-cent commemorative stamp on November 2, 1995 in Columbia, Tennessee.
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President James K. Polk
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Polk and his cabinet in the White House dining room. Front row, left to right: John Y. Mason, William L. Marcy, James K. Polk, Robert J. Walker Back row, left to right: Cave Johnson, George Bancroft Secretary of State James Buchanan is absent.