“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Mt. Vernon Walnut

Mt. Vernon Walnut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, November 18, 2011
1. Mt. Vernon Walnut Marker
Inscription. This tree grew from a seed of a walnut tree at Geo. Washington's home at Mt. Vernon.

Planted February 22, 1932 by the American Legion Auxillary and Boy Scouts of Hammond in celebration of Washington's bicentennial. Was transplanted in this location on February 22, 1938 by Hammond Garden Club.
Erected 1957 by Department of Commerce and Industry State of Louisiana.
Location. 30° 30.29′ N, 90° 27.715′ W. Marker is in Hammond, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest Railroad Avenue and West Charlest Street, on the left when traveling north on Northwest Railroad Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond LA 70401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City Of Hammond (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hammond Junior College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter Hammond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ponchatoula Depot (approx. 4.7 miles away); 1862 Train Wreck (approx. 6.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Hungarian Settlement (approx. 7.2 miles away); Albany, Louisiana (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hammond.
More about this marker. There is not a walnut tree at this location.
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 73 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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