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Crisp County Historical Markers

The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree
  • Location: Drayton and Gilbert Roads, west of Cordele

THE WILLIAM ADKINS’ LIVE OAK TREE

Spreading its limbs over 100 feet, this Live Oak has comforted and delighted generations of visitors, passersby and owners of the William Adkins Plantation Home.

The Crisp-Dooly Forestry Department measured this tree in 1976. It was 56 inches in diameter, over 15 feet in circumference and estimated to be over 160 years old.

MARKER ERECTED AT DIRECTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED MARCH 5, 1976