Daniel Boone Beech

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...
King Oak

King Oak

Quercus alba This magnificent white oak stood in the DeFriece City Park in Bristol and was alive in 1814 when James King bought the property from Evan Shelby, a major during the Revolutionary War. The Reverend James King developed the land as a plantation and left...
Rotherwood Elm

Rotherwood Elm

Ulmus americana This venerable old elm on the banks of the north fork of the Holston River became one of the most famous trees in Tennessee. It stood throughout the early history of the state and witnessed the struggle for statehood from Virginia and North Carolina....
Suttles’ Boundary Oak

Suttles’ Boundary Oak

Quercus alba In December 1866, Fredrick Emert purchased 337 acres of land on the headwaters of Walden’s Creek in Sevier County, Tennessee, on the courthouse steps at auction. The deed of Fredrick Emert describes the property as “Beginning at a small white oak and...
Toll Oak

Toll Oak

In the late 18th century, the Cherokees operated a tollgate near this large oak. Travelers between the Watauga Settlements in Upper East Tennessee and the Cumberland Settlements in Middle Tennessee paid tribute to pass along this path. Under the agreement of the...