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300 Year Old Southern Red Oak

 
 
300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
1. 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak Marker
Inscription.
Circumference 157”
Height 72 Spread 98
This beautiful tree had been preserved by the Potomac Electric Power Company in cooperation with the Charles County Garden Club
 
Erected 1965.
 
Location. 38° 22.759′ N, 76° 57.306′ W. Marker is in Newburg, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Rock Point Road (Maryland Route 257) 0.1 miles east of Crain Highway (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newburg MD 20664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wolleston Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cliffton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Potomac Diversion (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named “Cliffton” (approx. 1.6 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 2 miles away); Crossing the Potomac (approx. 2.3 miles away); Keechland (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburg.
 
Regarding 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak. While the marker is in front of an oak tree, it appears the tree identified by the marker is no longer standing. It is neither
The marker as seen from the westbound lane of Rt. 257 (Rock Point Road) image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
2. The marker as seen from the westbound lane of Rt. 257 (Rock Point Road)
clear what became of the tree, nor why the sign remained following its removal.
 
Additional comments.
1.
Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Tree
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryLandmarks
 
The marker and an oak tree. image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
3. The marker and an oak tree.
Note the width and height of the marked tree does not match that listed on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,538 times since then and 100 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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