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Long Beach in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Friendship Oak

 
 
Friendship Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. Friendship Oak Marker
Inscription. I was a sapling when Columbus sailed into the Caribbean and was fully grown by Napoleon's reign. I am now over five centuries old. I have sheltered Indians, pirates and college students. I am called Friendship Oak. Those who enter my shadow are supposed to remain friends through all their lifetime no matter where fate may-take them in after years. There is not an alumna of Gulf Park College who does not possess, tucked away some where among her keepsakes and treasures, a twig, a leaf or an acorn that came out of my heart. The stairs and platform allow me to invite visitors into my branches without disturbing my leafage. Welcome friends
 
Erected 2003 by Long Beach Historical Society and the University of Southern Mississippi.
 
Location. 30° 21.091′ N, 89° 8.167′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue of the Oaks and Friendship Oak Circle, on the left when traveling east on Avenue of the Oaks. Touch for map. Located to right of Hardy Hall, on the Gulf Park campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenue of the Oaks, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
The Friendship Oak image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. The Friendship Oak
distance of this marker. Gulf Park College (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named "Friendship Oak" (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (about 800 feet away); Early Long Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Long Beach Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Hurricane Katrina / Storm Recovery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article about the Friendship Oak. (Submitted on August 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. University of Southern Mississippi website about the Oak. (Submitted on August 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Friendship Oak image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
3. The Friendship Oak
Marker next to Hardy Hall (Administration building) with Oak on extreme right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
4. Marker next to Hardy Hall (Administration building) with Oak on extreme right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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