White Oak


The Birthing Tree is steeped in local folklore. The huge oak was a well-known meeting place for weary travelers on their way to Southern Alabama. While waiting at this tree, many babies were born at the tree due to the extended delays.

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Birthing Tree

Birthing Tree - City of McMinnville TN

The Birthing Tree was a local landmark for settlers passing through the area. Travelers from North Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia would journey through Knoxville on the Old Kentucky Trail. These trails converged at Rock Island (the closest city at that time) and then passed under the spreading branches of this giant tree before continuing south to Alabama. The huge oak was a well-known meeting place for these weary travelers. Some waited for long periods of time for fellow settlers to join them. Others lingered because of bad weather or lack of supplies.

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