Many webpages discuss visiting some of the real locations from the American Gods book. I have seen a few discussions about which town in Wisconsin served as inspiration for Lakeside. What I can not find any information on is where the farm "1 hour south of Blacksburg" that has the ash tree is. The tree that represents the World Tree.
Neil mentions that in many cases he changes a handful of facts, so I suppose "1 hour" and "south" are both up for discussion. I grew up in south eastern VA, near Blacksburg, and know the area well, but a huge ash tree is not generally known as far as I can tell.
Anyone ever heard or read anything?