Seven Brothers Oak

Seven Brothers Oak (HM213R)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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N 30° 31.964', W 92° 4.962'

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On April 4, 1809, Louisiana cotton planter Jean Henri Lastrapes became the proud father of a new baby boy. Because this was his seventh son, he immediately sent workers out to gather seven small live oak trees, intending to surround his home with seven graceful reminders of his growing boys. His workmen did not return until after dark, so Lastrapes ordered the saplings placed into a single hole in front of his house to keep them fresh for final planting. On the busy Louisiana cotton farm even the best laid plans can get pushed aside, then forgotten. Months, then years, then decades rolled by, the seven oaks struggled forth from their crowded hole and eventually seven huge trunks surged gracefully from the earth. Now, after nearly 200 years, the seven Lastrapes sons are remembered to this day in the stately arms of the seven oaks that Jean Henri Lastrapes forgot to plant. Located 1.2 miles south of Washington on LA. Hwy. 10 "Seven Brothers" is a proud member of both The National and State Live Oak Societies.Artist:Artist Robert Tinney who resides in Washington Louisiana, has provided the talent and creativity for this mural. Mr. Timmey free-handed all of the art work
HM NumberHM213R
Placed ByState of Louisiana Atchafalaya Basin Program, St. Landry Economic Industrial Development District and City of Opelousas
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Date Added Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 587996 N 3378176
Decimal Degrees30.53273333, -92.08270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.964', W 92° 4.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 57.84" N, 92° 4' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 E Landry St, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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