St. John Cathedral Oak

St. John Cathedral Oak (HM1MA3)

Location: Lafayette, LA 70501 Lafayette Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 13.391', W 92° 1.4'

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The tree, one of the largest live oak trees in the United States, is estimated to be almost 500 years old. It was a large tree in 1800 when the property was donated to the Catholic Church. The age of the tree is based on the average sizes of known age, a tree recorded in 1812 as a surveyor's section corner marker and growth rate calculated from cores removed from the tree.

The diameter of the trunk is nine feet two inches and the circumference is twenty eight feet nine inches. It stands 126 feet high with an average spread of 138 feet. The large limb extending in a southeasterly direction has been computed by engineering consultants to weigh 72 tons.

2011 Rev. Chester Arceneaux, Rector
HM NumberHM1MA3
Year Placed2011
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 6:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 593988 N 3343919
Decimal Degrees30.22318333, -92.02333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.391', W 92° 1.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 23.46" N, 92° 1' 24" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 944-998 St John St, Lafayette LA 70501, US
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