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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Unique circumstance having a tree that owns itself!

This is one for the books! A tree that is owned by itself. I wonder if a person/committee is appointed to look after the best interest of itself and its health?

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Mt. Airy
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73 reviews 73 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one for the books! A tree that is owned by itself. I wonder if a person/committee is appointed to look after the best interest of itself and its health?

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Unique, I think, but kind of a cool little stop to check out with the kids. Makes for a great addition to a city scavenger hunt.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Over the years I've seen plenty of Athens tourist publications, and almost all have this listed. It's just a tree. And I'm a horticulture professor. But I wouldn't bother. There are many more beautiful trees around. Go to the State Botanical Garden!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This living tree has a very interesting history about its past. It's a novelty to visit, but small children wouldn't understand it. There is next to NO parking and is up on a hill in a residential neighborhood.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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73 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's hard to even really rate/review this oddity. Actually, I don't even think oddity is the right word. It's a tree. Driving by you wouldn't think twice about it. It's a nice tree. Nothing wrong with it. But it is a historical landmark. There are two small plaques, one explaining sort of what the deal is with this. That's about... More 

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Bulgaria
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37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Courtesy of UGA's (no-longer independent, ahem...student-run newspaper) the Red&Black (March 6, 2015): At the intersection of S. Finley and Dearing streets resides The Tree That Owns Itself. This massive white oak has been creating buzz in the community throughout its existence, from a recent Tumblr post that gained over 400,000 notes to the tree’s reference in the Centennial Edition Athens... More 

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Pavo, Georgia, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Tree that Owns Itself is an Athens landmark. Legend has it that in the early 1800s out of love for the great oak, it's owner, Professor Jackson, deeded to the tree ownership of itself and the land within eight feet of it on all sides. The marker at the foot of the tree reads as follows: "For and in... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you're in Athens, it's definitely worth it to take a few minutes to see this tree. I love the story behind it (the story is told with a marker by the tree). Besides the tree, it is on a beautiful cobblestone street (the last one in Athens). That in itself was worth the visit.

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Athens, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is a tree - deeded to itself - it is located up a cobbled street, so it is a nice thing to do to say "been there" - quick stop/drive by.

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Athens, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a historical site and takes a little time to find, but it is a worthy place to visit due to the historicity of this site.

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Address: Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens

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