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USNPS study concludes President Polk home meets most criteria for admittance to NP system

The National Park Service on Monday transmitted the James K. Polk Presidential Home Special Resource Study (SRS) to Congress, concluding that the 11th president’s Columbia, Tennessee, residence and adjacent property meet three of four criteria for potential inclusion in the National Park System.

Congress passed Public Law 116-9 in 2019 directing the study be conducted of the only surviving residence associated with Polk besides the White House.

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