James K Polk Theatre Nashville Seating Chart
James K Polk Theatre Nashville – History
The James K Polk Theatre, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is also known as The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The venue was named after our 11th president, who served from 1845 to 1849. During his presidency, he reformed the national banking system, reduced tariffs and settled a boundary dispute, that secured the Oregon Territory for the United States.
Polk, being the oldest of 10 children, moved to Columbia TN as a child, and in 1820 opened a law firm there, where shortly after entered politics when elected to the TN House of Representatives. At age 49, Polk became the youngest president to date, which during his term, among other things, cut tariffs, reestablished an independent U.S. Treasury, secured the Oregon Territory and acquired the territories of California and New Mexico from Mexico.
James Polk served only one term as was promised during his campaign and returned to Polk Place in Nashville, where he passed away that same year from poor health.
Today, his remains, along with his wife’s, Sarah Childress, are at the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville.