Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown in Dukes County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Giant Pagoda Tree
(A Chinese Huai tree - Sophora japonica)
Brought from China in a flower pot in 1837 by Captain Thomas Milton to grace his new home then being built. This is believed to be the largest of its kind on the continent.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 41° 23.327′ N, 70° 30.811′ W. Marker is in Edgartown, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. It is on Martha's Vineyard. Marker is on South Water Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgartown MA 02539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24 South Water Street (a few steps from this marker); Home of Benjamin Smith (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Douglass (about 400 feet away); Judge Herbert E. Tucker, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Edgartown Vietnam and Other Actions Memorial (about 700 feet away); Edgartown World War II and Vietnam Memorial Edgartown World War II and Korea Memorial (about 700 feet away); Nancy Michael (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgartown.
Also see . . . Styphnolobium japonicum at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.