Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Polk's Boyhood Home

Marker ID: THC 3D 21
Location: U.S. 31, Maury County, 2.2 miles north of Rutherford Creek
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 41.7    W 086° 59.232
  35.695    -86.9872
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The first house here was built by Maj. Samuel Polk, who came here from North Carolina in 1806. In his family was the ten-year-old son, James Knox Polk, who was to become the 11th President of the United States. He spent his boyhood here.

Tennessee Historical Commission