Owensboro’s Sassafras Tree

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2100 block of Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

The largest known Sassafras tree in the world, approximately 300 years old, is located on one of the main streets of Owensboro. The tree measures over 100 feet tall and 21 feet in circumference. A few other sassafras trees are 60 feet or taller, but the average sassafras is 30 to 50 feet tall.