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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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An interesting bit of history

We stopped here to see this unusual tree and to pick up a geocache here. We ended up replacing one instead. Nice quiet little street.

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Rickydee48
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Athens, Georgia
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This tree is the offspring of the original tree. It is in a small lot that was deeded to the tree. This is a local curiosity.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You need to come here immediately! If that's not you, though, you can totally skip it.

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1 Thank Norm d
Athens
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique attraction for Athens.

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Thank James W
Randleman, North Carolina
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped here to see this unusual tree and to pick up a geocache here. We ended up replacing one instead. Nice quiet little street.

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Thank Rickydee48
Milledgeville
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great place to take visitors when their in town. Simple trip and if your car can take it, go up the cobblestone for the full experience.

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Thank kenglish7
Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016

It's up a cobblestone street (the last one remaining in town), and yes....the tree really does own itself. Its wall juts into the street and has been the bane of passing vehicles (witness the scrapes and paint along one side) for decades.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you love quirky, unusual sites to visit when raveling, you will love this site. The tree is in a residential neighborhood full of beautiful homes.

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Thank Carla M
Gadsden, Alabama
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Glad we did see it. We were in in Athens, it was not out of the way. I can say it is a first. The tree that stands helps to remind us all that we need to be more thoughtful of nature and the mark we are leaving.

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Thank Kpogue
Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The story is neat and is told on the plague. It is worth seeing when you are in Athens. You can drive there and park within meters of the tree to take in this sight.

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Thank jembury
Decatur, Georgia
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The tree itself is average as far as big, old trees go. But come to see this because of the story behind it. Also be sure to drive through the neighborhood and marvel at the wonderfully restored, grand old homes as well.

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Thank PhilipMC69

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