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“Worth A Little Detour”

Tree That Owns Itself
Ranked #11 of 51 things to do in Athens
Type: Other
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

There it was...the only tree I have ever seen (or heard of) that owns itself. A simple tree, fairly large & worth seeing.

1  Thank royalbeach
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Reviewed 26 November 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 sticks out into the road, Up a steep hill from broad street with the street paved with the original cobble stones. You have got to see it at least once if you are in Athens; but not worth a drive from out of town just to see it. Athens is a cool place to visit and this is just one of the nice sprinkles on top of the sundae.

1  Thank gashrink
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Reviewed 17 November 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.

Thank KimberlysTrips
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Reviewed 31 October 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.

Thank Fiberwrangler
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Reviewed 26 October 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.

Thank Melody G
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