Boundary Oak
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 37° 31.819 W 085° 44.283
16S E 611501 N 4154452
Quick Description: Abe Lincoln Birthplace NHS - PLEASE RESPECT THE FENCE
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2006 8:24:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM7MG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 17

Long Description:

Originally thought to be approximately 400 years old prior to its death in 1976, the park cut the remains of this magnificant oak in 1986. However, a study of the growth rings after it's removal showed the tree to be approximately 195 years of age.

Mentioned for the first time in 1837 as a corner to the property where Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809, the tree became known as the Boundary Oak. Having become associated with Abraham Lincoln as a historic landmark, the tree was carefully protected.

Despite preservation efforts, this stately old tree succumbed to the ravages of time as the nation celebrated its Bicentennial.

With a crown spreading over 115 feet and a height soaring to almost 100 feet, the tree, known as the Boundary Oak, was an impressiv sight. Before its death in 1976, it had achieved the status of being Kentucky's champion white oak. However, its best known traits were its majestic beauty and its prominence as a historic feature.

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: Boundary Oak

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors

Monumentation type: other (not any of the below)

Monumentation type (if other): Tree Stump

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

County: Not listed

USGS Topographic Quadrangle Name: Not listed

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NGS PID: Not listed

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Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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