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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Athens legend

This is a drive by event. How often do you see a tree that owns itself? There is a plaque at the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Marietta, Georgia
Interesting five minutes

An interesting drive-by. It is down a residential street and is actually the "off-spring" of the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Athens, Georgia
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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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...More

Thank Bulldog82
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
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....More

1  Thank rleveret
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
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...More

Thank RetiredDawg
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I loop this into the same category as the Double Barreled Cannon, fun to see and take a pic, but only if you have time to spare... The Tree that owns Itself is a glorious concept and shows how even 100 years ago, Athenians were...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I feel kinda bad for rating the tree only a three, but I need to be forthright with my fellow travelers. I mean, it's a tree. Technically it's not even the original tree. The concept it cool though and it's a fun walk up a...More

Thank jpharkey
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It's simply a tree. There's nothing fancy about it, but that's ok. It's a really unique piece of Athens history. The cobblestone road was really cool too. Yes, it's bumpy but that's normal for a very old cobblestone road. It's worth the drive by.

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as their isn't much to see. I will warn that the turn off W Broad onto S Finley is cobblestone and bumpy as h***. Scared us too!

Thank ClemsonEngineer
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This tree is the offspring of the original tree. It is in a small lot that was deeded to the tree. This is a local curiosity.

Thank Gunnermac2211
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Angela C
24 June 2017|
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Response from RetiredDawg | Reviewed this property |
The owner of the tree bequeathed it to the tree itself in name only
15 June 2017|
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Response from moc4 | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is nothing like Atlanta. The only busy times are 8am-9am and 4:30-6pm M-F. During summer the campus is quiet, so downtown traffic is light.