Landmark, Historic & Heritage Tree Registry

Daniel Boone Beech

Added on January 17, 2018

Daniel Boone Beech

Perhaps one of the best-known trees of Tennessee, this beech famously features Daniel Boone’s carving: “D. Boon cilled a bar in year 1760”. The tree stood on a knoll east of the campsite of the first white settler in Tennessee, William Bean, and was also used as a hunting camp by Boone.

The Washington County Historical Society held its first meeting at the famous tree and erected a platform. The tree, mentioned in Theodore Roosevelt’s book The Winning of the West, fell in a windstorm in 1907.

Heritage Tree, 2016 • Nominated by Jim Cortese • Photograph courtesy of Michael Toomey, East Tennessee Historical Society