The Cleveland Oak

The Cleveland Oak (HM28A6)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 54.42', W 91° 55.082'

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Grover Cleveland

The Cleveland Oak was named for Grover Cleveland
(1837-1908), the two-term U.S. President (1885-1889 and
1893-1897). Cleveland was a close friend of Joe Jefferson
(1829-1905), the actor of Rip Van Winkle fame who owned
nearby Jefferson Island. In 1891, Cleveland came to south
Louisiana to stay with Jefferson and at that time visited Avery
Island. Cleveland had two oaks named after him during
that sojourn, one on Jefferson Island and this one on Avery
Island. Mclhenny family tradition states that Cleveland
hugged these trees, thus explaining why they were named
in his honor. The Cleveland Oak on Avery Island is about
23 feet in circumference and over 300 years old. (Marker Number 6.)
HM NumberHM28A6
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 604453 N 3308972
Decimal Degrees29.90700000, -91.91803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.42', W 91° 55.082'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 25.2" N, 91° 55' 4.92" W
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Area Code(s)337
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4619 Rip Van Winkle Rd, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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