James K. Polk Memorial

12031 Lancaster Hwy. , Box 475, Pineville, NC 28134
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(704) 889–7145

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    This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California. Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings—a...

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Eleventh President's Home

- December 2010

The birthplace and childhood home of the eleventh president of the United States, the James K. Polk Memorial features exhibits on his life and times. You can see an audiovisual display here as well as take a guided tour of the home. The reconstructed house is typical of those during Polk's childhood. The kitchen and house are authentically furnished with period pieces from the early 1800s. The Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a
stone monument for our eleventh president at the site in 1904. Picnic facilities are available.