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Tree That Owns Itself

Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Athens
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Aurora, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This tree is really interesting! It's on a steep cobblestone back road. There is a little plaque at the bottom that explains the tree's story. What it doesn't say is that the tree is Jackson oak Jr. The original tree got knocked down but this one is over 70 years old. It's really fun to visit and come on; there... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I read about this online so we decided to stop by and it was pretty cool. We had a lot of trouble finding it and were just about to give up when we ran into it while driving down a random back road. It is just jutting out into the middle of the road and all cars... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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