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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rickydee48
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Athens
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Randleman, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 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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65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a local curiosity. Its just a tree, but in a slightly unusual place in that it encroaches on a residential street, and has a low wall surrounding it so as to preserve the original grade upon which it grows. And it has an interesting history. Apparently a gentleman who lived in the house adjacent to the tree liked... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was one of the first things I found on my very first visit to Athens. Cool bit of inane history, but overall....its a tree.

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