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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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The only one in the world?

I imagine that this is probably the only tree in the world that has been deed to itself. The Tree... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shade from the hot GA sun

We visited with grandkids. Saw a cat living under the tree. Actually, the tree is the offspring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Athens, Georgia
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I imagine that this is probably the only tree in the world that has been deed to itself. The Tree That Owns Itself, located at the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, is a white oak tree that has, according to legend,...More

Thank carolynn762
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with grandkids. Saw a cat living under the tree. Actually, the tree is the offspring of the original tree that owed itself. We would not have known if that information had not been provided. It is a nice tree on a narrow street....More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Don't miss seeing this tree! Yes, it's just a tree, in the middle of a cobblestone street, in a historic neighborhood, with it's own plaque. Need I say more?? If nothing else, you can have a selfie that's very unique! Be sure to read about...More

Thank moc4
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Kind of a silly bit of Athens folklore. It is an offspring of the origional. Does it really own itself, and if who pays the taxes?

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The tree that owns itself is an Athens landmark. I have visiting the tree many times over my 30 years of living in and around town. Just an amazing piece of history when you take into consideration how much Athens has grown over the last...More

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our group of 9 were in Athens, GA attending college graduation ceremonies at UGA and decided to stop by and see "the tree that owns itself." The tree is still there and its a really neat story to read. And best of all -- its...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a tree with a sign. It took longer to find parking than to actually read the sign in front of the tree.

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a drive by event. How often do you see a tree that owns itself? There is a plaque at the tree that tells the story. The other bonus of going to the tree is you drive on the lone remaining cobblestone street in...More

Thank Bulldog82
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An interesting drive-by. It is down a residential street and is actually the "off-spring" of the original tree that owned itself. It is, I think, in the same spot.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a tree. I mean that's it, don't get your hopes up. It's a neat little part of Athens history but again it's just a tree. If you go here there's not a visitors center or a kiosk with pamphlets. It's just a tree....More

1  Thank rleveret
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Angela C
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Response from RetiredDawg | Reviewed this property |
The owner of the tree bequeathed it to the tree itself in name only
14 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.