A Remarkable live oak

Tree Information
Common Name: live oak
Scientific name: Quercus virginiana
Category: Old tree
Notes: By estimates, the Algernourne Oak is 471 years old. This tree has been passed by Edgar Allen Poe, who served as a soldier at Fort Monroe, Chief Black Hawk and his warriors, who were "detained" there, President Lincoln, who attended a peace conference there; Robert E Lee who served there prior to the Civil War, and Jefferson Davis, who was held prisoner there. The tree grows comfortably along the well-manicured parade ground at Fort Monroe and as we lived there my two sons played soccer on the parade field beside The Algernourne Oak.
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Nominator: Shirley Boyd
Location of Tree
County/City: Hampton
Name of tree owner: U.s. Army/ City of Hampton/State of Virginia
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