Elm Tree in Memory of
George Washington,
Yuma County Courthouse

George Washington Elm Tree,
Yuma County Courthouse
Yuma Courthouse
168 S. 2nd Avenue
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona
32.723891, -114.622539

Historical Significance:        
This elm tree was planted in memory of George Washington, first president of United States of America. The Yuma County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. The tree was replaced in 2019. The text of the original plaque reads, “This elm tree planted in memory of George Washington [unreadable text].” The second plaque reads, “Dedicated to celebration of U.S. Constitution Bicentennial 1787 1987 [unreadable text].”

A second George Washington elm tree is planted at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona.

February 5, 1931

1987 to commemorate the U.S. Constitution Bicentennial (1787-1987)

Yuma Chapter, NSDAR


A snapshot of the original marker placed in front of a sapling tree with the courthouse in the background. Text is unreadable. The original planting of the George Washington elm tree.
Elm tree with marker, undated image.
A postcard photograph of the Yuma County Courthouse with a well-grown elm tree.
Yuma County with original George Washington elm tree, photographer and date unknown.
A snapshot with undistinguishable plantings.
Yuma County Courthouse, March 2018.
A snapshot of the marker with the base of a sapling in the corner. Marker text is in the body of this page.
Replacement elm tree with marker, March 2019.


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