Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation

Oakland and Magnolia owe their physical integrity to the families that kept them intact for seven and eight generations. The Prud'homme family began what would become Oakland in 1780's. Magnolia traces its mid-18th century origin to the LeComte and later, the Hertzog family.

The cultural landscapes at Oakland and Magnolia represent a microcosm of a broader American experience. Like the country as a whole, Oakland and Magnolia survived periods of prosperity, poverty, and war. Their endurance is a testament to Prud'homme, LeComte, and Hertzog families, but those could not have succeeded without the contributions of all the people who lived and worked on each plantation.

a colorful view past the red spider lilies down the oak alley from the front porch of the house
Oakland Plantation

Morning sun highlights the oak allée and bottle garden at Oakland Plantation. Learn more about Oakland Plantation.

A distant view of the large Live Oaks with the blacksmith shop in the background.
Magnolia Plantation

The blacksmith shop and live oak allée at Magnolia Plantation. Learn more about Magnolia Plantation.

Last updated: March 16, 2022

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