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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Neat to see, quick stop

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as their isn't much to see. I will warn that the turn off W Broad onto S Finley is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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Cayce, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It's simply a tree. There's nothing fancy about it, but that's ok. It's a really unique piece of Athens history. The cobblestone road was really cool too. Yes, it's bumpy but that's normal for a very old cobblestone road. It's worth the drive by.

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Thank Ashley B
Cayce, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as their isn't much to see. I will warn that the turn off W Broad onto S Finley is cobblestone and bumpy as h***. Scared us too!

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Thank ClemsonEngineer
Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This tree is the offspring of the original tree. It is in a small lot that was deeded to the tree. This is a local curiosity.

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Thank Gunnermac2211
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You need to come here immediately! If that's not you, though, you can totally skip it.

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1 Thank Norm d
Athens
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique attraction for Athens.

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Thank James W
Randleman, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped here to see this unusual tree and to pick up a geocache here. We ended up replacing one instead. Nice quiet little street.

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Thank Rickydee48
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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Thank kenglish7
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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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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