Eagle Point in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Mary Louisa Black planted this shagbark hickory near her home in 1866 from nuts she carried from Missouri on the Oregon Trail in 1865. Of the nuts she planted, two grew into trees. This tree is the lone survivor of snow, summer heat and Rogue River flooding and the only shagbark hickory in the area.
Circumfrence: 4 feet
Approx. Age: 131 years
Erected 1998 by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 42° 35.167′ N, 122° 49.009′ W. Marker is in Eagle Point, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Crater Lake Hwy (Oregon Route 62). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagle Point OR 97524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snowy Butte Mill (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eagle Point (approx. 7.9 miles away); Eagle Point Veterans Memorial Antelope Creek Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away); Eagle Point National Cemetery Vietnam Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); US Army Camp White (approx. 10.1 miles away); Bybee Ferry (approx. 10.7 miles away); Table Rock Monument (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagle Point.
More about this marker. Heritage tree marker is located near the tree's base on the west side of the highway. The shagbark hickory is identified by a brown Heritage Tree sign standing in front of the tree.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.