French Botanical Garden

French Botanical Garden (HMQ16)

Location: North Charleston, SC 29406 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 54.044', W 80° 1.785'

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Andr? Michaux (1746-1802), botanist to Louis XVI of France, lived here 1786-96. He established a botanical garden 300 yards north in order to export native American trees and plants to France. Michaux was the first to import the camellia, crape myrtle, mimosa, parasol tree, and sweet olive to North America and the gingko and tea plants to this area. His son closed the garden in 1803.
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HM NumberHMQ16
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Marker Number10-54
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Michaux Garden Committee of the Charleston Horticultural Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590739 N 3640699
Decimal Degrees32.90073333, -80.02975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.044', W 80° 1.785'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 2.64" N, 80° 1' 47.10" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2416-2498 Aviation Ave, North Charleston SC 29406, US
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