Polk statues unveiled in Columbia
The city of Columbia, Maury County government officials, and representatives of the James K. Polk Home and Museum were present to unveil statues of President James K. Polk and First Lady Sarah Childress Polk at the city’s Preservation Park, across the street from the Polk Home and Museum. The project was initiated seven years ago by Columbia City Manager Tony Massey and former City Councilman Mike Greene. The life-sized statues are part of the West Seventh Streetscape and was installed with help from city public works crews and parks and maintenance crews, saving the project $100,000. The unveiling ceremony was accompanied by historical lectures about the legacy of the Polks.