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Former National Champion Turkey Oak, Screven

 screven ga former national champion turkey oak photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

Across the street from  Screven United Methodist Church is this great Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis), once the National Champion of its species. The American Forestry Association’s National Registry of Big Trees named it to the listing in 1991, stating its dimensions as: 106″ circumference, 80′ high, with a crown dimension of 55′. Sandee Strickland notes that a tornado in 2005 did damage to some of the crown; another Turkey Oak, in Florida, is the current champion. Turkey Oaks (Quercus laevis) are a staple of sandill and scrublands in the Deep South and most field guides suggest that they are rarely taller than 30′-50′, so this tree may still be the tallest extant of the species.

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Service Station, Screven

screven ga service station photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

I’m sure this was a mid-20th-century service station, but I’m not familiar enough with this type of architecture to determine which brand of gasoline it sold.

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Screven Post Office

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