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Tree That Owns Itself

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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA

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The only tree in the world that owns itself is in Athens, Georgia!

Don't miss seeing this tree! Yes, it's just a tree, in the middle of a cobblestone street, in a historic neighborhood, with it's own plaque. Need I say more?? If nothing else... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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165 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss seeing this tree! Yes, it's just a tree, in the middle of a cobblestone street, in a historic neighborhood, with it's own plaque. Need I say more?? If nothing else, you can have a selfie that's very unique! Be sure to read about the tree on wiki to appreciate the significance. And while you are there, give it... More 

Thank moc4
Naples, Florida
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806 reviews
467 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of a silly bit of Athens folklore. It is an offspring of the origional. Does it really own itself, and if who pays the taxes?

Thank cordyroy
Bogart, Georgia, United States
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tree that owns itself is an Athens landmark. I have visiting the tree many times over my 30 years of living in and around town. Just an amazing piece of history when you take into consideration how much Athens has grown over the last half a century. Much of the green space around town has been flattened to make... More 

Thank Keith L
Chattanooga, TN
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75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 9 were in Athens, GA attending college graduation ceremonies at UGA and decided to stop by and see "the tree that owns itself." The tree is still there and its a really neat story to read. And best of all -- its free!!! If you're in the Athens area, you gotta stop by and see the tree

Thank Don_Chattanooga
Columbus, Ohio
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96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a tree with a sign. It took longer to find parking than to actually read the sign in front of the tree.

Thank Katie M
Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a drive by event. How often do you see a tree that owns itself? There is a plaque at the tree that tells the story. The other bonus of going to the tree is you drive on the lone remaining cobblestone street in Athens.

Thank Bulldog82
Athens, Georgia
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148 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An interesting drive-by. It is down a residential street and is actually the "off-spring" of the original tree that owned itself. It is, I think, in the same spot.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Atlanta GA
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a tree. I mean that's it, don't get your hopes up. It's a neat little part of Athens history but again it's just a tree. If you go here there's not a visitors center or a kiosk with pamphlets. It's just a tree. It's a nice tree and all but just know that you're going to see a... More 

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st petersburg, fl
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

interesting story. not something you see everywhere. it is just a tree with a plaque though. worth seeing once.

Thank keekin
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Going to see this tree that owns itself is hardly worth doing. You may want to do it because it's promoted as a "thing to do." But, once you see it you will wonder why it is even listed. It's a quick drive-by look and that's it.

Thank RetiredDawg

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