The Tarleton Oak was a very old tree located on High Street in Charlottesville that was cut down. It was rumored to have been the camp location of a British Army unit led by General Banastre Tarleton.
It gave the name to Tarleton Oak Gas Station.
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Campaign the save the tree
A reader of the Daily Progress called for a campaign to save tree in August 1939.
"To walk around the oak requires 11 steps of three feet each. From north to south in a straight line its branches cover, on the ground, a distance of about 84 feet. The beautiful tree had stood majestically strong for centuries and is perhaps the oldest living thing in Albemarle County."
A five-story, 86,107 sq.ft. office building is proposed for the site. The plan received approval from the Entrance Corridor Review Board and Board of Architectural Review in 2018. Phase II of the development would add a 56-unit apartment complex. A 334-space parking structure would be shared between the buildings and 120 existing parking lot users, more than satisfying the requirement for 142 spaces (86 office, 56 residential).
- Web. Plans submitted for office building on East High Street, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 2, 2018, retrieved 2018-02-18.
- Web. Charlottesville design board approves East High Street office building, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 19, 2018, retrieved 2018-02-18.
- Web. Panel advances Emmet Street hotel plan, Entrance Corridor Review Board approves Tarleton Oak, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 11, 2018, retrieved 2019-02-18.
- Web. Entrance Corridor Certificate of Appropriateness Report, City of Charlottesville Department of Neighborhood Development Services, June 12, 2018, retrieved 2019-02-18.