Season 1, Episode 11-James K Polk and Pineville

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Season 1, Episode 11: James K Polk and Pineville

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.

Be sure to check out James Polk’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, “James Polk and Columbia”!

From My October 2017 Visit!

From My July 2021 Visit!

Inside the Polk Birthplace Museum

Sketch of James Polk birthplace cabin (from North Carolina Office of Archives and History.
James Knox Polk portrait by George P.A. Healy.

James Knox Polk Birthplace: 12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134.

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