The Waxhaws* (JFK+50) On March 15, 1767, the future 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, was born along the border of the Carolinas on the South Carolina side.
While there has been some controversy regarding the exact location of Jackson's birth, it is known for certain that "Old Hickory" grew up on the frontier and eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he made his home and practiced law.
Jackson became the 1st federal congressman from the state of Tennessee and later won acclaim at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. AJ was elected POTUS in 1832 and re-elected in 1836. After two terms, he retired to his plantation home "The Hermitage"** in Nashville.
His mark on the United States was so great, historians refer to the period that he was in power as "The Age of Jackson."
*The Waxhaws was located in the Piedmont Region of the Carolinas SW of the Uwharrie Mountains. The region was first occupied by the Waxhaw tribe & later Scots-Irish immigrants who were decidedly anti-British during the American Revolution.
**Today the Hermitage celebrated Old Hickory's birthday with a "traditional wreath-laying ceremony, educational program.....and birthday cake."
"Andrew Jackson's Birthday Celebration". Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, www.thehermitage.com/