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Courthouse Tree

Address: 150 Courthouse Sq, Greensburg, IN
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Greensburg
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Courthouse Tree occupies a unique place among cities of the world by reason of trees that are...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Courthouse Tree occupies a unique place among cities of the world by reason of trees that are growing from the roof of its courthouse tower.The presence of these trees on the courthouse tower is just as much a mystery to the citizens of Greensburg as to those who look upon it for the first time.

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Onancock, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Married into a family from this area. Seems the locals really like their courthouse tree. It is certainly something you don't see everywhere, but don't expect a towering redwood or anything. The tree is pretty small -- but it is still a tree growing off of the top of a clock tower. Worth a detour off the Interstate if you... More 

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Westport, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There has been a tree growing on the roof of the clock tower for over one hundred years.. Pretty cool

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My dad brought me by the courthouse on a roadtrip when I was 13. I was amazed by the sight of a tree growing in the tower of the courthouse back then and I'm still amazed by it today. An unusual sight worth visiting Greensburg for.

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Batesville
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you are drivin through Greensburg, IN it is worth a quick stop to see this tree growing ou of the steeple on top of the court house. While visiting there are many local restaurants on the Square worth trying. A nice calm place to eat at is Mayasari just up for the square on the northest side. Anothr fun... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I only go their to pay my property taxes,It has been up dated ,but the tree in the tower is still their. Their use to be big old trees around the square,but the birds really made a mess on the walks,so they cut the trees down ,and planted smaller ones.

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CT
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It is suprises and interesting to see the old tree in the top the tower. It is beautiful. I didn't have much time to visit there. Therefore, I didn't ask to see if we could go up there. Only take some pictures and left.

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Columbus, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

having lived there for over 40 yrs, it never ceases to amaze me!!! always take out of area vistors to see it, eat at stories, visit quilt shop both on south side of courthouse. plus auntiques mall on north west corner of square

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New Castle, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I've known about the courthouse tree since I was a young boy. My father grew up in the Greensburg area so I've heard all about it. My favorite story is when someone asks how does the tree live so high up on the roof of the tower on the courthouse, someone will tell them how the tree is fed from... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a fun place to stop & streach your legs. Walk around the square & view the tree from all angles. Stop at the Carriage in the Square Smokehouse food truck across the street for some great smokey cheesy grits, the pork sandwich is pretty good too.

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Greensburg, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Tree City wouldn't be without this little claim to fame. A must see for passers by. Gotta grab a sandwich or "dawg" while your in the area.

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