James K. Polk Ancestral Home
James K. Polk House
|Location||W. 7th and S. High Sts., Columbia, Tennessee|
|Area||1.9 acres (0.77 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||66000728|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||July 4, 1961|
The James K. Polk Ancestral Home, also known as James K. Polk House, is U.S. President James K. Polk's only surviving home other than the White House. It is located at 301 West 7th St., Columbia, Tennessee. The home was built by his father, Samuel Polk, in 1816. The Federal style brick home was constructed while James was at the University of North Carolina.
The residence of the 11th U.S. President is open to the public, and displays original items from President Polk's life. It is owned by the State of Tennessee under the auspices of the Tennessee Historical Commission. The site, a designated National Historic Landmark, is operated by the James K. Polk Association. The fountain on the site was moved here in 1893 after Polk Place was demolished.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "James K. Polk House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- Polly M. Rettig and Frank B. Sarles, Jr. (January 23, 19). PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (32 KB)
- Official website
- James K. Polk House - State Historic Site
- "Life Portrait of James K. Polk", broadcast from James K. Polk Ancestral Home from C-SPAN's American Presidents: Life Portraits