See the Angel Oak Tree

This historic tree has been around twice as long as the United States has been a country. It is thought to be the oldest organism east of the Mississippi. A local legend claims that if you sit quietly under the tree at midnight during a full moon, the bodies of former slaves will appear as angels sitting on the highest branches of the tree, calling out to their loved ones. Local historians claim the tree was named after the couple who owned the land, Justus and Martha Angel. We may never know how this southern live oak tree really got its name.

What we do know is...its branches reach in all directions, some dive underground and then grow back up above the surface. The largest of these branches reaches over 187 feet. It stands 65 feet tall, is 28 feet in circumference and over 17,000 square feet of forest floor is shaded by this ancient tree.

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