When people think about visiting presidential places, it’s easy to get caught up in visiting Washington, D.C. However, there are a couple of presidential sights in Nashville people can visit. Andrew Jackson and The Hermitage Andrew Jackson, who served as the seventh president from 1829 to 1837, is the most famous presidential resident of Nashville. He moved to Nashville in 1788 following his appointment as a prosecutor in the Western District of North Carolina. Tennessee did not become a state until 1796, and was a part of North Carolina up until that time. Jackson eventually married Rachel Donelson in 1794, and purchased the plantation that would become known as The…
James K. Polk was originally buried in Nashville City Cemetery because it is believed that he died from cholera, and health codes requiring those who died from infectious disease to be buried on the periphery of town. Less than a year later, Polk was moved to a tomb at the house he and his wife Sarah had bought as a retirement property known as Polk Place. Following Sarah’s death in 1891, she was buried next to him on the property. In 1893, the couple was relocated to the Tennessee State Capitol. Their tomb is on the northeast corner of the grounds.