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Jeremy Keith Oakley Preserve

Following the untimely loss of her son Jeremy, Kathy Oakley donated this land to Sycamore Land Trust to preserve the woods her son cherished. As a young boy, this upland forest, with its stream and rich diversity of trees, wildflowers, and wildlife, was his playground. This beautiful natural area stands as an everlasting tribute to Jeremy and his connection to the land. See her touching testimonial below.

  • From the intersection of SR 446 and US Hwy 50 east of Bedford, go 3.3 mi east on US 50 to Leesville Rd.
  • Turn right onto Leesville Rd and go 1.3 mi. Park at the gate on your left.
  • County: Lawrence
  • Features: mature forest, quiet creek valley, spring wildflowers
  • Donated by: Kathy Oakley
  • Acres: 15
  • Year acquired: 2002
  • Trail: 0.3 mile, rugged