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Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Mt. Vernon Walnut

Mt. Vernon Walnut Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 Auxiliary 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 22, 1901.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond LA 70401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter Hammond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Friendship Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of 1st Classroom Bldg. (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Republic of West Florida (approx. 2.9 miles away); PFC Raymond "Mike" Clausen, Jr. (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
More about this marker. There is not a walnut tree at this location.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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