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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Ranked #4 of 9 activities in Athens
Type: Other
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- Aug 8, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My cousin attends UGA and when I flew down to Georgia to visit he told me the story about the tree that owns itself. I found the story more interesting than the actual tree. Looking at the tree was cool because the placement of it was pretty awkward and you could tell that for some reason they weren't allowed to... More

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I live in Athens and always take family and friends to see the Tree that Owns Itself when they come to visit. This is a 5-minute stop, and short walk from downtown. Please be respectful of the neighborhood, thanks!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The tree does indeed own itself. That's about the end of the uniqueness. Outside of this little bit of trivia, it's just a tree. If you're in the area, it's worth seeing, but don't make a trip out just for this.

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Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

There it was...the only tree I have ever seen (or heard of) that owns itself. A simple tree, fairly large & worth seeing.

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Athens, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

So this person willed ownership of this bit of property and the oak on it to the tree. The tree died but someone planted an acorn from the tree and a fine oak grew from this acorn, It is on a little island of land a raised bed surrounded by a stone retaining wall and a strand of chain that... More

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Social Circle, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Check the tree out. It is unique and nice to see a little bit of an oddity for our society. Plus, the one of the roads leading to the tree is still cobblestone.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This tree is a curiosity. Who would will a tree to itself? It is a good place to visit in passing just to say you have seen it.

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Athens, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I am a native of Athens, GA and The Tree That Owns Itself has been around for many years. The Tree That Owns Itself is a legacy of Athens, GA.

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Athens, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The drive up from Broad Street is a wonderful short stretch of cobblestone road -- the only one I know in Athens. The tree - actually some relative of the actual tree originally deeded the property - is a fairly unremarkable oak. Worth a drive by -- yes, but more for the cobblestone street!

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Southeast US
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

When I'm in Athens, I always stop by to see The Tree. We talk. Well, I talk, The Tree listens. He is non-judgemental. The Tree That Owns Itself is off the beaten path, but only by a block. I like that, because you actually have to look for The Tree -- you're not likely to stumble upon him accidentally.

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