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The Tomb on the Hill: The Debate Over the Polks’ Final Resting Place

By Aja Bain, Historic Nashville blogger. Photos: Aja Bain A proposal to relocate the graves of President James K. Polk (1795-1849) and First Lady Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891), along with the architecturally significant Polk Tomb, from Nashville to Columbia is currently making its way through...

Historic Nashville Announces the 2016 Nashville Nine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Oct. 9, 2016 – Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) announced its 2016 Nashville Nine, a list of the city’s most endangered historic places, at a press conference held today at the Union Station Hotel in downtown Nashville.  Award winning recording artist and...

FORGOTTEN FOOTSTEPS

THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL AT OLD JEFFERSON – RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE Please let me begin by explaining the discovery of a previously unknown segment of the Trail of Tears by the Native History Association in September of 2012.  I will then also...

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