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Common Name: osage-orange

Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 349 in.

Height: 60 ft.

Crown: 88 ft.

Points: 431

Date Last Measured: 2011

Last Measured by: Miller Adams

Date First Measured: 1986

Comments: Located on the grounds of the Patrick Henry National Memorial, owned by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. Patrick Henry purchased Red Hill Plantation at his retirement in 1794 and occupied it until his death in 1799. It is unknown whether the tree existed at the time of Patrick Henry.


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Charlotte

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Land Owner: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation

GPS Coordinates: 37.03243, -78.89777

Directions: Actually located "behind the house" because the original entryway to the house was from the Staunton River. However, the tree now appears to be "in front of the house" because it is conspicuous as you approach the house from the visitor's center.

Owner Address: 1250 Red Hill Rd

Brookneal, VA 24528-3302

Owner Phone: 434-376-2044

Contact Information

Contact Name: Hope Marstin

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 1250 Red Hill Road

Brookneal, VA 24528-3302

Contact Phone: 434-376-2044


Original Nominator(s): Mabel O. Bellwood

Other Nominators: John McCormick

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