Bulow Creek State Park
Ormond Beach, Florida
Unframed Print Size: 22½" x 14"
The Fairchild Oak is a mighty oak by virtue of being one of the largest live oak trees in the South. The tree has stood for centuries as a silent witness to the clearing of the wilderness for plantations.
In 1836 this tree escaped the destruction of the settlements on Bulow Creek by raiding Seminole Indians. The Fairchild Oak is the park's patriarch amongst numerous plantation ruins, most hidden in the undergrowth of the forest. All ruins are protected as state archaeological sites.