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Address: 150 Courthouse Sq, Greensburg, IN 47240-2079
Phone Number: 8126633344

Courthouse Tree occupies a unique place among cities of the world by reason...

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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Courthouse Tree on Roof

My husband had described the tree growing on the courthouse roof for some time, having been raised in Indiana & had seen it years ago. Greensburg was a nice lunch spot on our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My husband had described the tree growing on the courthouse roof for some time, having been raised in Indiana & had seen it years ago. Greensburg was a nice lunch spot on our travels & we enjoyed a nice walk around the town to see the tree and really enjoyed the architechturial detail of many of the other buildings.

Thank MLHS27182
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We read about this on trip advisor and it was across the street from where we ate. It was interesting to see a tree growing from the roof of the tower. We later read the story about how this came to be.

Thank Joy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We came to Greensburg to find the best tenderloin sandwich in Indiana at Stories' Restaurant and saw the tree growing from the courthouse roof just across the street. It truly is something to behold. You can read about the tree on the Stories menu and you can take neat photos of it. The square is set in a pretty town... More 

Thank Karen O
Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The tree is ancient and is a landmark that draws me to this town to see the square and all it's life and monuments of time gone bye.

Thank rogersober
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

An Indiana welcome center clued us in on this local site, so we took a quick detour to make sure we gave it a look. It is indeed as advertised – a mulberry tree (two, actually) growing out of the County Courthouse tower. The area surrounding the courthouse is a lovely town square, with plenty of places to sit and... More 

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

We didn't have an opportunity to go into the courthouse to see what type of tourist attraction they might have in relation to the tree, but we viewed it from the outside and it is interesting to see a full sized (appeared to be) tree growing within a structure. Made me very curious about how they deal with the growth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Kind of a gentle thrill, for those who enjoy Americana. 146 year old tree, growing out of the shingles. Gotta love it.

Thank David M. S
Richmond, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Heard about this tree in the roof of the court house when in school some sixty years ago. Finally at age thirty I and my wife had the opportunity to visit Greensburg. Bought property near by now we visit town quite often and always enjoy driving around the court house square inspecting the tree as we go. A great story... More 

Thank setback
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Where else can you see the "world famous tree" growing from the rooftop of the county courthouse. Legend has it that some incarnation of same has been there since 1870. It is great for an instagram of your travels as the backdrop....

Thank Sarah N
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The tree growing out of the roof of the Greensburg Courthouse is the big thing in a small town. Rumor has it that it was placed there years ago by workman when the building was nearly completed. You can't miss it - it's right in the town square.

Thank williame975

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