The Mecklenburg Chapter, NSDAR erected a marker on this site in 1904 (rededicated in 2010) to commemorate the birthplace of President James K. Polk. 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 including a log house, separate kitchen, and barn are authentically furnished. The visitor center features a film on Polk’s life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.