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300 Year Old Southern Red Oak

 
 
300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
1. 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker
Inscription.
Circumference 15’7”
Height 72’       Spread 98’
This beautiful tree had been preserved by the Potomac Electric Power Company in cooperation with the Charles County Garden Club
 
Erected 1965.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
 
Location. 38° 22.759′ N, 76° 57.306′ W. Marker is in Newburg, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Rock Point Road (Maryland Route 257) 0.1 miles east of Crain Highway (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newburg MD 20664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wolleston Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cliffton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Potomac Diversion (approx. ¾ mile away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. ¾ mile away); Ways to Explore Southern Maryland’s Scenic and Historic Routes (approx. 0.8 miles away); Explore your Cheaspeake (approx. 0.8 miles away); Discover Southern Maryland’s Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of Robert Crain (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburg.
 
Regarding 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak.
The marker as seen from the westbound lane of Rt. 257 (Rock Point Road) image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
2. The marker as seen from the westbound lane of Rt. 257 (Rock Point Road)
While the marker is in front of an oak tree, it appears the tree identified by the marker is no longer standing. It is neither clear what became of the tree, nor why the sign remained following its removal.
 
Additional comments.
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Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Tree
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryLandmarks
 
The marker and an oak tree. image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
3. The marker and an oak tree.
Note the width and height of the marked tree does not match that listed on the marker.
300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Lassman, November 15, 2015
4. 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker
300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Lassman, November 15, 2015
5. 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,629 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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