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Near Ararat in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The “Lee” Tree

 
 
The "Lee" Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
1. The "Lee" Tree Marker
Inscription. This white oak tree is the offspring of the mighty white oak which stood in Hanover County, Virginia, for more than 400 years before being destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003
History relates it provided shade for Robert E. Lee and his staff during the Civil War.
This tree is a gift of Mr. Glenn Gray of Surry County, Virginia
 
Location. 36° 33.776′ N, 80° 33.136′ W. Marker is near Ararat, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker can be reached from Ararat Highway. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Jeb Stuart Birthplace (Laurel Hill). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1091 Ararat Hwy, Ararat VA 24053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Stuart the Raider" (here, next to this marker); "Stuart the Scout" (a few steps from this marker); "Stuart the Commander" (a few steps from this marker); "Stuart the Leader" (a few steps from this marker); "Flora and Jeb" (a few steps from this marker); Historic Roadbed (within shouting distance of this marker); House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stuart Graveyard (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ararat.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The "Lee" Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
2. The "Lee" Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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