Locales of Large Osage-orange Trees in the United States
- Kewanee, Illinois The one remaining tree there predates the town founded in 1854.
- Old Shawneetown, Illinois Planted as a hedge along the east boundary of Oak Ridge Cemetery the year President Abraham Lincoln was shot.
- Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Henry Shaw planted a row of them at his St. Louis estate in the 1860s, and a few of those original trees still remain.
- St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seven trees in the churchyard are reputed to have been grown from cuttings sent to Thomas Jefferson by Meriwether Lewis.
- Fort Harrod, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
- Patrick Henry’s Red Hill estate, Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Trevett Finch Park, Champaign, Illinois.
- River Farm, Alexandria, Virginia. Pictured above, the tree is very close in size to the Red Hill one, even claiming the National Champion title a few years ago.
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