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Founders’ Oak

 
 
Founders' Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
1. Founders' Oak Marker
Inscription. This post oak started growth in 1850 and was 6 years old when East Alabama Male College was established. It was 33 years old when the Alabama Agricultural Station was established, 91 when the nation entered World War II, and over 100 when this site was made an arboretum. In 1975, Hurricane Eloise wreaked havoc in the arboretum but the Foundersí Oak withstood the storm. It was 150 years old at the start of the twenty-first century and is expected to be here at the start of the next century.
 
Erected 2003 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 35.775′ N, 85° 29.006′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Garden Drive 0.1 miles west of South College Street (Alabama Route 15), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker can be found just inside the Davis Arboretum, off Garden Drive, first walkway from Mell Street. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn University AL 36849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Rotation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Desegregation at Auburn (approx. half a mile away); Auburn University
Founders' Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
2. Founders' Oak Tree
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Wittel Dormitory (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Auburn University Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cullars Rotation / The Alvis Field and Cotton Rust (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); The Lathe (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
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Founders' Oak Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
3. Founders' Oak Marker Area
Location of Davis Arboretum at AU image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
4. Location of Davis Arboretum at AU
Founders' Oak Tree Type Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
5. Founders' Oak Tree Type Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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