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Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plantation Oak

Largest and oldest tree on Jekyll Island

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, March 14, 2018
1. Plantation Oak Marker
Inscription.  
7'~3" diameter • 128' limb to limb
23' girth • 112' high

Estimated age 350 years

Sponsored by Jekyll Island Garden Club
Certificate of Membership from
Live Oak Society of
Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc.

 
Erected by Jekyll Island Garden Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
 
Location. 31° 3.661′ N, 81° 25.369′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Plantation Road and Schoolhouse Lane, on the left when traveling north. Marker and subject tree are located just north of Crane Cottage, on the west side of Old Plantation Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Active Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Cottage
Plantation Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 14, 2018
2. Plantation Oak Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Solterra Dove Cote (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brunswick Across the Sound (about 400 feet away); Up In Smoke (about 400 feet away); Taking Care of Family (about 500 feet away); Villa Marianna (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Plantation Oak. The largest live oak in the historic district is nicknamed Plantation Oak and is estimated to be approximately 375 years in age. Recognized by the Live Oak Society of America, it is perhaps the best overall live oak specimen on Jekyll Island. It best exemplifies how live oaks can become much broader than they are tall as they mature over time. (Submitted on January 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. If these boughs could talk, they’d tell centuries of stories. It’s one of the few “evergreen” oaks; leaves cling through the winter and are replaced over several weeks each spring. The keel of the USS Constitution, launched in 1797, was built with live oak “ribs” sourced from coastal Georgia. The ship resisted British cannon fire so spectacularly in the War of 1812 it earned
Plantation Oak image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 14, 2018
3. Plantation Oak
the nickname “Old Ironsides.” (Submitted on January 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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