On 22 March 2016, we drove from Meridian, Mississippi to Daphne, Alabama. Before arriving at our hotel, we took an afternoon hike. I picked the Village Point Park Preserve at random. This location was the nearest green spot to the hotel on our map. The preserve is a relatively small city park. Its claim to fame appears to be a huge Live Oak, 95 feet tall and with a circumference of 28 feet. It was a survey line marker in the 1787 Spanish Land Grant survey map. The tree is called Jackson’s Oak. Andrew Jackson made a speech under the tree during the War of 1812. Now a boardwalk surrounds the tree so that the surrounding soil is not compacted or eroded by tourists.