Tomb of James Knox Polk

Tomb of James Knox Polk (HM1LVV)

Location: Nashville, TN 37219 Davidson County
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N 36° 10', W 86° 47.036'

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James Knox Polk,

— President of the U.S. Born Nov. 2, 1795, Died June 15, 1849. —

The mortal remains of
James Knox Polk
are resting in the vault beneath.
He was born in MecKlenburg County
North Carolina
and emigrated with his father
Samuel Polk to Tennesee
in 1806.
The beauty of virute
was illustrated in his life,
The excellence of Christianity
was exemplified in his death.
Sarah Childress
Wife of James Knox Polk
1803 - 1891
By his public policy he defined,
established and extended the
boundaries of his Country.
He planted the laws of the
American Union
on the shores of the PACIFIC.
His influence and his Counsels
united to organize the
National Treasury
on the principles of the
and to apply the rule of
Freedom to Navigation,
Trade and
His life was devoted to
the public service. He was elevated
successively to the first
places in the State and Federal
Governments. A member of the
General Assembly,
a member of Congress and
Chairman of the most important
Congressional Committees:
Speaker of the House of
Governor of Tennessee and
President of the
United States
"Asleep in Jesus."
Sarah Childress Polk,
Wife of
James Knox Polk.
Born in Rutherford County Tenn.,
Sept. 4, 1803,
Died at Polk Place Nashville Tenn.,
August 14, 1891.
A noble woman, a devoted wife, a true
friend, a sincere Christian.
"Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord."
Year Placed1849
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 519432 N 4002456
Decimal Degrees36.16666667, -86.78393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10', W 86° 47.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 0" N, 86° 47' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 471-599 6th Ave N, Nashville TN 37219, US
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