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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Whitfield Stump, located beside the White Hall Classroom Building in the center of the Lexington campus, is a three-hundred-year-old cast stump weighing 7,000 pounds and measuring 42 inches in diameter. The stump was first discovered when it dropped from the roof of the Clover Fork Coal Co., Kitts, KY and later was given to the University by George Whitfield, manager of the coal company.

Stump through the years

Bailey Vandiver September 18, 2017

“There are hundreds of stumps on the UK campus, but only one of them is 230 million years old.”So began the front-page story of the November 29, 1961, edition of the Kentucky Kernel.More than five...

Staff members and workmen using epoxy resin glue to attach lateral roots of an ancient stone tree stump exhibited near the Classroom Building on the University of Kentucky campus. Photo taken 1962.

Historic stump being relocated from Whitehall

Bailey Vandiver August 24, 2017

Students may have noticed that while they were gone for the summer, the stump in front of Whitehall disappeared, replaced by a brand new sidewalk.The stump is currently wrapped up and in storage, according...

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