L.L. Polk House Volunteer Clean-up day

Polkton, NC
Saturday October 13
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rain or Shine!

Please us on Saturday, October 13, at 9am for a volunteer clean-up day at the L.L. Polk House in Polkton (Anson County). We are partnering with South Piedmont Community College and the Town of Polkton for this event. The following tools will be helpful to bring:  Clippers, Pruners, Wheelbarrows, Tarps, garden tools and carpentry skills are welcome!

For more information or to volunteer please contact:

Cathleen Turner, 919-401-8540, cturner@presnc.org,  OR Amanda Winfrey,  704-272-5389, awinfrey@spcc.edu

Directions to the Polk House

The Polk House is a few yards east of the intersection Old U.S. 74 and Williams St. Plugging 300 Old U.S. 74, Polkton into a GPS/navigation will get you pretty close. There is a state historical marker in front of the house titled “Leonidas L. Polk.”

More on the Polk House

The Polk House in Anson County is the birthplace of Agrarian leader, editor, and first North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, Leonidas L. Polk. Polk was born on April 24, 1837 in Anson County. He was the son of Andrew and Serena Autry Polk. By age fifteen, Leonidas lost his father and mother. Their estate was divided between him and three half-brothers, with young Polk’s share being 353 acres. Polk was educated in the local schools and at nearby Davidson College. In 1857, Polk married Sarah Pamela Gaddy of Anson County; they had six children.