Skip to Main Content

Athens, Tennessee: Nocatula and Connestoga

Statues of Nocatula and Connestoga stand where formerly stood two trees, supposedly grown from seeds placed in the dead hands of the doomed Indian lovers. The trees lived for 150 years; the statues replaced them in the 1950s.

15 Coach Farmer Drive, Athens, TN
On the campus of Tennessee Wesleyan College. I-75 exit 49. Drive east into town on Decatur Pike/Hwy 30 for two miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto N. Jackson St. You'll pass a red brick church on the right. Just past it are some small businesses with parking lots. Park there, then walk across the road and follow Coach Farmer Drive onto campus. Statues ahead, on the right, across the street from Wilson House.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Nocatula and Connestoga

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Nocatula and Connestoga.

Nocatula and Connestoga

Beautiful sculptures of Nocatula and Connestoga.

[Shannon, 04/15/2016]

The doomed lovers.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Cows, Ice Cream - Dairy TourBig Cows, Ice Cream - Dairy Tour, Athens, TN - < 1 mi.
The Lost SeaThe Lost Sea, Sweetwater, TN - 11 mi.
12-Foot-Tall Dragon Mailbox12-Foot-Tall Dragon Mailbox, Tellico Plains, TN - 19 mi.
In the region:
Large Frying Pan, Tellico Plains, TN - 21 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Tennessee Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Pizza Hut Museum, Wichita, Kansas (Nov 27-Dec 3, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings