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Pfafftown in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ancient Poplar Tree

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, May 25, 2017
1. Ancient Poplar Tree Marker
Inscription.
The C. G. Hill Memorial Park
Ancient Poplar Tree

An ancient poplar tree sprouted on this site before Columbus sailed for the New World. It grew to great height and breadth. After being struck by lightning, it decayed to form a hollow center which provided a hiding place for possessions. A man hid his cow and calf there to save them from Union Soldiers during the Civil War. It gave travelers shelter from the rain and couples called it the "Loving Tree". This tree has long witnessed the weather, nature and generations of Forsyth County.

 
Location. 36° 10.059′ N, 80° 22.582′ W. Marker is in Pfafftown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Balsom Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of C. G. Hill Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5600 Balsom Rd, Pfafftown, NC 27040, Pfafftown NC 27040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pfafftown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lord Cornwallis (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bethania (approx. 2.2 miles away); Great Wagon Road
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By Michael C. Wilcox, May 25, 2017
2. Ancient Poplar Tree Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Brookstown United Methodist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cedar Grove School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oak Grove School (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Civil
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, May 25, 2017
3. Ancient Poplar Tree Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, May 25, 2017
4. Ancient Poplar Tree
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By Michael C. Wilcox, May 25, 2017
5. Ancient Poplar Tree
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By Michael C. Wilcox, May 25, 2017
6. Ancient Poplar Tree
Inside the tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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