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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 June 2016
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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Milledgeville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Carla M
Gadsden, Alabama
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26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 we are leaving.

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Perth, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Decatur, Georgia
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The tree itself is average as far as big, old trees go. But come to see this because of the story behind it. Also be sure to drive through the neighborhood and marvel at the wonderfully restored, grand old homes as well.

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Thank PhilipMC69
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a local curiosity. Its just a tree, but in a slightly unusual place in that it encroaches on a residential street, and has a low wall surrounding it so as to preserve the original grade upon which it grows. And it has an interesting history. Apparently a gentleman who lived in the house adjacent to the tree liked... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was one of the first things I found on my very first visit to Athens. Cool bit of inane history, but overall....its a tree.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Not a lot of parking but not a very busy street so park where you can. Interesting and quirky part of Athens.

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Tree that owns itself is set a residential neighbor near downtown Athens. It's great for a quick picture by a historical piece of Athens.

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