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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Osage Orange Tree

 
 
Osage Orange Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Osage Orange Tree Marker
Inscription.
Circa late 18th century
Tree crown is 76
Tree height is 88
Circumference of tree standing 12-4”
Diameter at breast height 56”

This tree is taller and broader than
the National Champion, but remains
Unofficial National Champion due to
the split trunk.

 
Location. 37° 45.7′ N, 84° 50.792′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South College Street (U.S. 127) south of West Lexington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Old Fort Harrod State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South College Street, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Marriage Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Harrod (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Graveyard (about 400 feet away); James Harrod (about 400 feet away); Original Fort Harrod Site (about 400 feet away); Harrodsburg Springs (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .
Osage Orange Tree, Unofficial National Champion image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Osage Orange Tree, Unofficial National Champion
 Old Fort Harrod State Park. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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