Historic Markers Across Georgia

Elm Tree

Marker ID:  
Location: New Courthouse in Americus, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 04.358    W 084° 14.333
  32.07263333    -84.23888333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Elm Tree Marker
Photo by David Seibert


The tree was grown from a branch of the original "Washington Elm" under which George Washington was sworn in as Commander of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass. in 1775. Donated to the people of Americus and Sumter County by John H. Gray, former citizen of Americus, graduate of the Americus High School, Class of 1916, and member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Elm Tree
Photo by David Seibert