The Big Oak is a live, huge, oak tree estimated to be 326 years old. Automatically, it has witnessed the Revolutionary War. With a 24 foot circumference, the tree has attracted the attention of many, including President Eisenhower who even took a photo.
Located in the corner of Monroe and Crawford streets, the tree has become one of the most amazing and still existing natural wonders of today. It is one of the biggest Southern Live Oak trees , the Big Oak has a circumference of 24 feet, a limb span of 165 feet, and a height of 68 feet. It is also one of the National Live Oak Society's first members having registered in 1936.
Because it has become an attraction in Thomasville, the tree offers its visitors the opportunity to have a unique picture-taking experience with the tree. Visitors can simply stand beside it while looking for the Big Oak Cam. If they take out their mobile phones and dial 229-236-0053, they must immediately look at the camera on a pole across the street. They will hear instructions and upon their completion, their photos will be uploaded to bigoak.rose.net.