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South Carolina Champion Oak

 
 
South Carolina Champion Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. South Carolina Champion Oak Marker
Inscription.  The live oak between houses 513 and 515 Prince Street is registered with The American Forestry Associates as a State Champion – South Carolina. In 1940 the tree was estimated to be over 500 years old, and it measured 23 feet in circumference, 120 feet tall, with a crown spread of 125 feet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 33° 21.927′ N, 79° 16.773′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Prince Street west of Cannon Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Prince St, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winyah Indigo Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Elisha Screven / William Screven (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Screven Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Only Colonial Banking House in America (about 600 feet away); Georgetown County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
South Carolina Champion Oak image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. South Carolina Champion Oak
The marker is edge to the camera between the tree’s trunk and the house on the right.
South Carolina Champion Oak image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. South Carolina Champion Oak
South Carolina Champion Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
4. South Carolina Champion Oak Marker
Marker with champion oak tree in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,866 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

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