Of all the men who have been U.S. president, just one is buried on the grounds of a state capitol. But that might be about to change.
Lawmakers in Tennessee have taken the first step to exhume the body of James K. Polk, who for a century has rested in a small, white, chest-high tomb with his wife, Sarah.
Teresa Elam remembers picnicking here with her grandfather, just downhill from the Tennessee Capitol.
"And so I did that with my children, and now we're doing it with our grandchildren," she says.