DeLap Cemetery Civil War Beech #14

DeLap Cemetery Civil War Beech #14

Fagus grandifolia During the Civil War, the 58th North Carolina Confederate Regiment was assigned to guard Big Creek Gap of the Cumberland Mountains, now the towns of LaFollette and Jacksboro. The regiment suffered greatly from diseases in the bitter winter of...
Daniel Boone Beech #8

Daniel Boone Beech #8

Fagus grandifolia A large beech tree overlooks an old Chickasaw Indian trail that once ran near the Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River. According to historic researchers, this tree is the only known remaining tree in Tennessee that contains carvings from Daniel...
Commons Elm #11

Commons Elm #11

Ulmus americana Within the English Commons of the city of Norris stands this magnificent American elm. Planted by the Tennessee Valley Authority in mid-1930 when the town was built, the tree is over eighty years old and stands some 83 feet over the Commons. Norris,...
Cherokee Oak #13

Cherokee Oak #13

Quercus alba This white oak stands on the Old Walton Road, one of only two Middle Tennessee roads that nineteenth-century pioneers used as wagon roads. (The other was the Chattanooga–McMinnville Road.) The Old Walton Road between Brotherton and Buck Mountain was part...
Cedar Lane Cedars #5

Cedar Lane Cedars #5

Juniperus virginiana When Knoxvillian James McMillan planted dozens of red cedar trees along both sides of his 600-acre farm in 1844, he never envisioned that they would survive to become a living legacy of the area. Only about ten of the cedars remain today, but they...