Historic Heartland / Athens

The Tree That Owns Itself

Corner of Dearing and Finley Sts.
Athens, GA 30601

800-653-0603
  • Tree that Owns Itself

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Professor William H. Jackson, out of love for a great oak on his property, willed to it the tree itself and the land within eight feet of it on all sides. Although the original tree was blown down during a windstorm in 1942, a successor was grown from one of its acorns, and the tree's property rights have never been challenged. Featured by Ripley's Believe it or Not! Free.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages