1 / 3 People stop to photograph the tomb of President James K. Polk while touring the grounds of the Capitol Building in Nashville.
I thought it was bad when Memphis took the monument off the grave of Nathan Bedford Forrest, but now the state legislature has voted in favor of removing not only the monument but the bodies from the graves of President James K. Polk and his wife.
And the reason the state has decided to move the tomb? Some claim it is to better honor the president, but the real truth, in my opinion, is money and tourism.
Polk died in Nashville on June 15, 1849, just three months after leaving office.
Because he died of cholera, Nashville law required he be buried within 24 hours of his death, so he was temporarily interred in Nashville City Cemetery...Read more