7 - Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaws region of the Carolinas.  While the exact location is in dispute (both North and South Carolina claim to be the true birthplace), Jackson wrote in 1824 that he was born on his uncle's farm in Lancaster, South Carolina.  The house is gone, but the state has dedicated a state park nearby - I visited Andrew Jackson State Park in 1977:


Jackson lost his parents and siblings at a young age and lived with various relatives, and as an apprentice to a saddler.  He left the Waxhaw region and moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, to practice law in 1787.  For two years he lived in the Francis McNairy house; I have not visited this site.

In 1804, he purchased an estate in Tennessee and built a mansion there in 1821.  I visited the Hermitage in 1975:
Jackson served as president from 1829 - 1837, and thus lived at the White House.  I have visited this site many times over the years.  Here is a photo in front of the White House Christmas tree in 2013:

Jackson died at the Hermitage on June 8, 1845.  He is buried on the estate.  I visited in 1975:


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