The Tree That Owns Itself

Athens
Historic Heartland

The Tree That Owns Itself

The Tree That Owns Itself

Corner of Dearing and Finley Sts.
Athens, GA 30601

800-653-0603

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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.
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  • 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

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