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A Very Special Oak

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The giant oak tree in J. W. Denny's yard in Surry County is called The Giles Whitaker Tree after the man who built the house that still stands there. At shoulder height, the tree's circumference measures eighteen feet and four inches. Although the age of the tree is unknown, it is not inconceivable for its life to have begun before 1800.\r\n
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p23, il