The Hackberry and The OakA wounded English officer from Fort Loudon was befriended by an Indian Chief and nursed back to health by Nocatula, daughter of the Chief. The soldier, given the name of Connestoga, "The Oak," was accepted into the tribe and married Nocatula. A jealous suitor attached Connestoga with a knife. As he lay dying Nocatula confessed her eternal love and plunged a knife into her breast. Buried together, the Chief placed an acorn in Connestoga's hand and a hackberry in Nocatula's hand, symbolizing undying love. From these there developed two trees which stood on this spot for 150 years.
|Placed By||Presented by classes of '51, '54, '57 and Carter Patten|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 718374 N 3925225|
|Decimal Degrees||35.44655000, -84.59398333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 26.793', W 84° 35.639'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 26' 47.58" N, 84° 35' 38.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Coach Farmer Dr, Athens TN 37303, US|
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