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Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree

 
 
The William Adkins' Live Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
1. The William Adkins' Live Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  Spreading its limbs over 100 feet, this Live Oak has comforted and delighted generations of visitors. passerby and owners of the William Adkins Plantation Home.

The Crisp-Dooly Forestry Department measurerd this tree in 1976. It was 56 inches in diameter, over 15 feet in circumference and estimated to be over 160 years old.
 
Erected 1976 by Georgia House of Representatives.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 1.27′ N, 83° 52.746′ W. Marker was near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker was at the intersection of Drayton Road and Gilbert Road, on the left when traveling west on Drayton Road. Marker is at the tree and house, located where Gilbert Road intersects Drayton Road, west of Cordele, Georgia. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cordele GA 31015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Camp Safety Patrol (approx. 4.2 miles away); Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. 4.6 miles away); Richard G. Mooney, Jr. (approx. 4.6 miles away); Russian 120mm Mortar M-843 (approx. 4.7 miles away); 37mm Antitank Gun M3 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Russian 85mm Divisional Gun D-44 (approx. 4.7 miles away); 57mm Antitank Gun M1 (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordele.
 
The William Adkins' Live Oak Tree marker, house, and live oak tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
2. The William Adkins' Live Oak Tree marker, house, and live oak tree
The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree Marker
The marker stood just to the right of the tree; the site of the cottage is now plowed under (the red dirt).
The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
4. The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 4,764 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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