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Address: Hwy 243, Columbia, TN

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Beautiful historic church, just next to the James K. Polk house.

I too did not get into the church, what a beautiful neighbor of the James K. Polk house, This church is well worth the time. It looks like a simple English country church. A real... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Parking may be a bit tricky out front. There is a Civil War marker out front. Walk over the stone steps into the yard and you can walk right up to the church. I have not met anyone who has been able to go inside. The church was built by Gen. Leonidas Polk in 1839. After the Battle of Franklin,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I too did not get into the church, what a beautiful neighbor of the James K. Polk house, This church is well worth the time. It looks like a simple English country church. A real asset for Columbia, Tennessee.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a beautiful church with a fascinating cemetery next door with many civil war soldiers buried here. It is a peaceful place with beautiful photography opportunities outside the church. It is a very old historical gem on the outskirts of town that is worth a visit if you like to visit old history rich cemeteries.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

If you like to visit historic churches and cemeteries, this one is worth your time. Pioneer, African American, and Civil War history can all be found here.

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New Market, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

We didn't get to go inside but with a little straining u can see it must be amazing. The church is remarkable and the graveyard is worthy of the soldiers buried there. So much history behind this old church, think I will return again and spend more time to find the officers graves. Really loved the old bishop tomb. Worth... More 

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Columbia, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The old church is quaint and takes one back to a time in our country's history when America was fresh and new. Looking at the old grave markers is very interesting. If you are a southern history lover you should relly like this old church.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

so beautiful as this" was supposedly said by Patrick Cleburne two days before he was killed at the Battle of Franklin. The church reminded him of his home church in Ireland and wandering through the grounds one understands his sentiment. Built as a "plantation chapel" (c.1842) by the Polk brothers for their families and slaves this simple yet beautiful structure... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I was in the area and noticed the church while driving by and had to turn around for a look. Very beautiful church with some nice information. It is location right beside a huge cemetery and itself has an old cemetery in the back.

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