Charleston, South Carolina: Grayson's Tree of Knowledge

An old cypress tree stood at Grayson S. Carter's lumber business in the 1930s on this land. The "tree" is now a branchless center trunk on a concrete slab, with an embedded wisdom plaque.
Address:
2143 Heriot St., Charleston, SC
Directions:
Carter's City Self Storage, west off King St./US Hwy 78, on south side of Heriot St.
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Tree of Wisdom. Grayson's Tree of Knowledge

A very old cypress tree was left standing almost a hundred years ago in a downtown Charleston business. Grayson S. Carter apparently had a lumber business in the 1930s on this land.

Two bronze plaques are embedded in the tree, giving very sage advise to those who happen to wander by this side of town. "God made this ole tree and I, and we often wonder why the people in this ole world are so discontent. My answer, rotten politics, greed, disloyalty to your fellow man."

[J. Young, 03/30/2012]

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