The Council Oak
Posted by: Flatouts
N 28° 29.758 W 081° 21.578
17R E 464803 N 3152197
Quick Description: This marker on the side of the road is passed by many that have no idea of its historical value. The marker is a 2.5 foot concrete head stone type marker With a brass plaque. This marker was erected by Orange County Historical Commission 1970.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 5:53:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM4B8Z
The Council Oak
This was a traditional meeting place of the Indian Chiefs during the
Seminole Indian War 1835-1842. The actual Oak Tree has long since met
its demise. This marker serves as a reminder of its historical value
and rich history of the Fort Gatlin area during the Seminole Indian
War. You'll have to pull off onto a nearby side street to
visit this one.
This Historical Marker
Nearby in the
information Please Visit this link to the Orange County Historical
stood in majestic beauty
meeting place of the
chiefs in the Seminole Indian War
marker erected by
County Historical Commission 1970
Orlando's Council Oak erecrtion August 19, 1970
Orlando's Council Oak Tree was recognized with a marker from
the Orange County Historical Commission.
In its glory, the Council Oak was said to be bigger than any of these
trees, and the largest living oak in all of Central and South Florida.
It was called the Council Oak because it was the gathering place of the
But in the late 1800s, the giant old oak was struck by lightning. All
that's left is the marker on South Ferncreek Avenue just past Stevens