Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana)

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Oakland Plantation House
Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana)
Nearest city Gurley, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°52′17.62″N 91°8′39.92″W / 30.8715611°N 91.1444222°W / 30.8715611; -91.1444222Coordinates: 30°52′17.62″N 91°8′39.92″W / 30.8715611°N 91.1444222°W / 30.8715611; -91.1444222
Built 1827
Architect Thomas W. Scott
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 3, 1980

Oakland Plantation House is in Gurley, Louisiana. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The house was built by Judge Thomas W. Scott in 1827. It has a wide front gallery, and the entrance is highlighted by two large double doors. Inside there are plank ceilings, Federal period woodwork, beaded board walls, and molded Adam style mantels.[2]

Judge Scott's son-in-law, Iveson Greene Gayden, named the house after his Mississippi alma mater, Oakland College.[3]

The house fell into disrepair until it was bought in 1976 by an attorney, William Hutchinson McClendon III, and his wife, Eugenia Slaughter, who have fully restored Oakland Plantation.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Butler, Anne, ed. (2009). The Pelican Guide to Plantation Homes of Louisiana, p. 127. Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  3. ^ a b Malone, Lee and Paul (1989). The Majesty of the Felicianas, p. 59. Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.