The Tree That Owns Itself


Corner of Dearing and Finley Sts.
Athens GA 30601


  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am
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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.
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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