Avery Island in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Cleveland Oak
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. McIlhenny 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.)
Location. 29° 54.42′ N, 91° 55.082′ W. Marker is in Avery Island, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Jungle Garden Road near Avery Island Road/Main Road. Touch for map. Stop 6 on the Jungle Garden self driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Avery Island LA 70513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buddah (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Buddah (about 700 feet away); Boat House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sunken Gardens Bird City (approx. 0.4 miles away); McIlhenny (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bamboo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bayou Petite Anse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avery Island.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018.