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Monday, April 16, 2012

James K. Polk - Charlotte's first president

Did you know a president was born in Mecklenburg County?

That's right! The 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk.

The President James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville is creating a temporary exhibit to educate the public about the history of political conventions in the United States and the role of conventions in American politics!

It will also cover the 1844 Democratic Convention in Maryland and James K. Polk’s presidential nomination. Visit the James K. Polk siste and learn about the history of these lively events! The exhibit is open April 14-November 10, 2012.

James K. Polk is Mecklenburg's first president. Who will be the second one? Maybe you!

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James K. Polk Historic Site
President James K. Polk
Election of 1844