Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Sycamore Tree

Marker ID: SCHM 32-11
Location: US 1, 4 miles E of Lexington
County: Lexington
Style: Free Standing **


This tree was planted from a cutting of the old sycamore tree that stood several hundred feet west of here on the historic Two Notch Road. Local tradition holds that a succession of sycamore trees had been at that site and used as a landmark or point of reference since the road was an Indian path and also that George Washington rested there in 1791.

Erected by Lexington County Historical Society - 1973