Planted in 1864 by Mary Post. Mary planted a Holly Tree about 75 feet off Forge Creek Road in a place called Laural Spings. It was the home of Calvin Post. They had an orchard of some type there. Today you can find a cystern, pipes sticking out of the ground and a water pump devise of some kind at the spring.
The original tree is dead but you can see a shoot at the base of the old stump. Here is the plaque now. According to David Post (who died around Christmas this year - 2009) the tree fell and someone found the plaque. It was lost for a while and then recovered. The Park Service gave it to the Cades Cove Preservation Association and I belive it was David who had it mounted on this rock. Neat find!