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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Neat to see, quick stop

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Cayce, South Carolina
son of the tree that ownes itself

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

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Athens, Georgia
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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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
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You need to come here immediately! If that's not you, though, you can totally skip it.

1  Thank Norm d
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique attraction for Athens.

Thank James W
Reviewed 30 June 2016

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.

Thank Rickydee48
Reviewed 21 June 2016

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.

Thank kenglish7
Reviewed 20 June 2016

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.

1  Thank TravelBug2014
Reviewed 13 June 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.

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 16 May 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...More

Thank Kpogue
Reviewed 16 May 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.

Thank jembury
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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.