Wildwood Stables Sycamore #22

Wildwood Stables Sycamore #22

Platanus occidentalis This impressive tree stands ninety-four feet tall and sixteen feet in circumference, with a crown spread of 165 feet. It was planted in 1864 from a sprout along nearby Daddy’s Creek near the Thomas Center home site. Center became the first...
Sycamore Valley Overlook Oak #20

Sycamore Valley Overlook Oak #20

Quercus alba Back in 1835 when Samuel Watson established the Sycamore Milling Company with power from nearby Sycamore Creek, this white oak stood on a hill overlooking the mill and village. At its height, more than one hundred families existed around the mill, which...
Scopes Trial Grove #12

Scopes Trial Grove #12

The small Dayton courthouse became one of the most famous scenes in history with the 1925 Scopes Trial. The trial pitted the three-time presidential candidate and famous creationist William Jennings Bryan against well-known criminal lawyer Clarence Darrow and the...
Samuel Smith White Pine #6

Samuel Smith White Pine #6

Pinus strobus In 1832, seventy-year-old Samuel Smith brought a party of 350 settlers including his family through the Cumberland Gap to settle in Tennessee. He was given a thousand acres of land in Montgomery County as a pension for his service in the Revolutionary...
Old Oak of Tusculum College #19

Old Oak of Tusculum College #19

Quercus alba The Old Oak once shared honors as co-champion white oak in the state of Tennessee. Standing over 100 feet tall, with a circumference of twenty-three feet and a spread of 110 feet, the tree is between two hundred fifty and three hundred years old. The Old...