You can see this tree throughout the eastern (and somewhat the midwestern) portions of North America. When you can identify it, please leave a comment with the common and scientific names for the tree. Also, share any personal stories you may have about it.
ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)
Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum).