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The Big Oak Species Querces Virginiana, C. 1680

The Big Oak is Thomasville’s oldest and most cherished landmark and an original member of the National Live Oak Society, enrolled in 1936. The limb span of the great oak is 165 feet and has a trunk circumference of 26-1/2 feet. The tree is festooned with “resurrection fern,” which is harmless to the tree. The fern appears “dead” until rain falls and it “resurrects” to a lush green again. While you are here, have your picture taken by the Big Oak Cam by calling 229.236.0053.

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