McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Birthing Tree
Entered on the Tennessee Landmark & Historic Tree Register in 2000 as a Landmark Tree.
Erected by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.
Location. 35° 41.897′ N, 85° 44.545′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is on Sparta Street (Tennessee Route 70S) north of Vocational Technical Drive, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1524 Sparta Street, McMinnville TN 37111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay Faulkner (approx. 1.7 miles away); Anthia Brady Hughes (approx. 1.9 miles away); W. S. "Dad" Lively (approx. 2 miles away); Carl T. Rowan (approx. 2 miles away); Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 2 miles away); Uncle Dave Macon (approx. 2 miles away); Symbol of Strength (approx. 2.1 miles away); Elisha Pepper II (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McMinnville.
Regarding The Birthing Tree. Oddly, the reason the tree is called The Birthing Tree isn't clear on the text on the marker.
Apparently the delays in travel mentioned on the marker were long enough for several children to have been born under its boughs. Legend had it (one site said Native American legend) that children born here were destined for a life of good fortune.
Also see . . . Tree's Page on TUFC Landmark, Historic & Heritage Trees Page. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.