McIlhenny (HM28JU)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 54.469', W 91° 54.709'

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A self taught naturalist, Edward Avery McIlhenny returned to Avery Island from an artic expedition in 1898. He shortly took over the family's TABASCO® pepper sauce business. McIlhenny married Mary Matthews of New Orleans and built a house in what became Jungle Gardens.Together they reared three children on the Island. McIlhenny applied his curious skills to running the family business, caring for his mother and extended family members, and learning to harness his boundless curiosity, abilities , and vigor to serve this small, isolated "island."In 1924, McIlhenny's original house burned. It was rebuilt soon after, in a more restrained style, and this structure presently stands in Jungle Garden. (Marker Number 13.)
HM NumberHM28JU
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Date Added Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 605052 N 3309068
Decimal Degrees29.90781667, -91.91181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.469', W 91° 54.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 28.14" N, 91° 54' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6412 Main Rd, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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