Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James K. Polk

Marker ID: THC 3A 26
Location: 211 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.787    W 086° 47.003
  36.16311666    -86.78338333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGHKA


The house which stood about 100 feet west was built in 1815 by Felix Grundy. James K. Polk bought it while President in 1847. He came home to it on expiration of his term of office and died here, June 15, 1849. His widow occupied it until her death in 1891. It was later owned by Jacob McGavock Dickinson, Secretary of War, 1909-1911, and a descendant of Grundy.