Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James K. Polk / James C. Jones

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Location: at the intersection of Tennessee Route 76 and Dancyville Methodist Church Road, Stanton, TN
County: Haywood
Coordinates: N 35° 24.278    W 089° 17.64
  35.40463333    -89.294
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM15KA


Here on June 23, 1841, James K. Polk, Governor of Tennessee, running for re-election debated James C. Jones, both masters of the stump speech. James “Lean Jimmy” Jones, a Whig, who was a natural mimic and actor, defeated Polk and served as Tennessee Governor 1841-1845. James K. “Young Hickory” Polk was nominated by the Democrats in 1844 and was elected President of the United States, serving 1845-1849.

Erected 2000 by Citizens of Dancyville and the Haywood County Historical Society.