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We are heading back to the Tar Heel State, and not too far from the Waxhaws, to visit Pineville, North Carolina, the birthplace of James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States.
Just like Old Hickory, “Young Hickory” and his family sought a fortune in Tennessee, but the birthplace cabin has been rebuilt and the site is now a North Carolina State Park.
Learn about James Knox Polk’s childhood, and the peculiarities of his personality, his hardworking nature, and how he navigated the murky waters of the 1840s political scene!
James Knox Polk State Historic Park site.
Video tour of James Polk State Historic Site.
James Knox Polk Birthplace: 12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134.
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Recommended Reading for James Knox Polk
Borneman, Walter R. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America.
Leonard, Thomas. James K. Polk: A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny.
Sellers, Charles Grier. James K. Polk: Jacksonian 1795-1843.