Thursday, July 27, 2017

Orange Grove Addition in Kentwood, Louisiana

Amos Kent
Orange Grove Addition has one of two possible origins. The Kent family once owned a slave named "Orange" and another called "Green." Or it could have been named for the early efforts of Mr. Fred Woolver to encourage the planting and growing of fruit trees, including oranges. He had a greenhouse at his home north of Kentwood High School, with Dr. Ellis and a Mr. Evans of Tangipahoa was among the first to ship milk from this area to New Orleans.

Source:  Reprint from the Local Lore and Legend

Written by Irene Reid Morris