McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Birthing Tree
Entered on the Tennessee Landmark & Historic Tree Register in 2000 as a Landmark Tree.
Erected by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
Location. 35° 41.897′ N, 85° 44.545′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is on Sparta Street (U.S. 70S) north of Vocational Technical Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1524 Sparta Street, McMinnville TN 37111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay Faulkner (approx. 1.7 miles away); Anthia Brady Hughes (approx. 1.9 miles away); W. S. "Dad" Lively (approx. 2 miles away); Carl T. Rowan (approx. 2 miles away); Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 2 miles away); Uncle Dave Macon (approx. 2 miles away); Elisha Pepper II (approx. 2.1 miles away); Symbol of Strength (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McMinnville.
Regarding The Birthing Tree. Oddly, the reason the tree is called The Birthing Tree isn't clear on the text on the marker.
Apparently the delays in travel mentioned on the marker were long enough for several children to have been born under its boughs. Legend had it (one site said Native American
Also see . . . Tree's Page on TUFC Landmark, Historic & Heritage Trees Page. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.