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Thomas Polk Homesite

Marker 17

Here stood the house of Colonel Thomas Polk the founder of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Polk’s home was used by Lord Cornwallis as his headquarters when the British occupied Charlotte in the autumn of 1780. President George Washington visited Charlotte on May 28, 1791 and was entertained here. For over a hundred years, Polk’s house was Charlotte’s leading tourist attraction.

Thomas Polk Homesite
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