Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

Chapel Hill History: Polk Place


On May 31, 1847, President James K. Polk arrived in Chapel Hill, the first sitting president to visit the town. Polk was already quite familiar with Chapel Hill. He was born in Mecklenburg County and graduated from UNC in 1818. As a student, he “made an impression less by native intelligence than by the way he applied himself,” according to historian William E. Leuchtenburg. It was a trait that he continued to exhibit as president. (Chapel Hill Magazine)


Related: |

Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Recent Campus Connections News:

Jeopardy streak comes to an end for UNC grad, Raleigh high school teacher Lee Quinn

Video: UNC Students Sing School Song in Snow at Kenan Stadium

Video: Snow days at Carolina

Photos: Winter Comes To Blue Heaven

Like Mike: UNC student sets world record in Space Jam Pinball

UNC students share what drives their activism


© 2005-2018 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.