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Friendship in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye

(Aesculus flava)

— Ohio Byway • Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail —

 
 
Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2021
1. Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye Marker
Inscription.  
Height 109 Feet, Crown 60 Feet,
Circumference 144 Inches,
This tree is approximately 150 Years Old.

The Name Buckeye comes from folklore of the Native Americans who noticed that the nut of the Buckeye tree resembles the eye of the buck deer, a buck eye. They also roasted, peeled and mashed the Buckeye nut which they called Hetuck into a nutritional meal.

In 1841 General William Henry Harrison, an Ohio Senator, was running for President. He chose a campaign symbol of a string of Buckeyes and a log cabin decorated with raccoon skins. His campaign song called Ohio the "Bonnie Buckeye State" as a result citizens in Ohio became known as "Buckeyes".

On October 2, 1953 the Buckeye tree officially became the state tree. Folklore has it that the Buckeye nut brings good luck. Many people carried them in their pockets or made necklaces to wear.

The property where this tree stands belongs to Doctor Louis M. Schoettle who has graciously allowed the placement of this plaque for the public.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans
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. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not, the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Historic Trees series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 2, 1953.
 
Location. 38° 41.822′ N, 83° 6.161′ W. Marker is in Friendship, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is on Edward Warren Drive (Cemetery Road), 0.2 miles north of Ohio River Scenic Byway (U.S. 52), on the right when traveling north. Marker and Buckeye tree are located across the street (east) from the Friendship United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 582 Edward Warren Drive, Friendship OH 45630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Oyo Boy Scout Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Camp Oyo (approx. 3.4 miles away); Shannoah (approx. 4.4 miles away in Kentucky); Theodore Roosevelt Game Preserve (approx. 4.6 miles away); Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert Dafford (approx. 5.7 miles away); Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities (approx. 5.7 miles away); A Struggle To Be Free
Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2021
2. Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye Marker
(Buckeye tree trunk in left background)
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's / Modern Industry / Medical History / Twentieth Century Wars (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio's Largest Yellow Buckeye Tree. Over 100 feet tall and a circumference of 160", this is an exceptional example of the tree from which Ohio got its nickname. (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Buckeye State - A Nickname for Ohio. The national association between Ohio and the buckeye was born during William Henry Harrison's 1840 presidential campaign. The campaign gimmick was successful and Harrison ("Old Tippecanoe") beat President Martin Van Buren's bid for re-election. Ohio has since been known as "the buckeye state." (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2021
3. Ohio's Biggest Yellow Buckeye Tree
(marker visible in bottom foreground)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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