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Neenah in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Old Council Tree

 
 
The Old Council Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
1. The Old Council Tree Marker
Inscription. One hundred and fifty feet north of this site stood The Old Council Tree known for years by the Indians of the Fox River Valley as such and under whose spreading branches the Indians and Whites held council.

The tree was cut down July 31, 1885, by the Federal Government when making improvements to the Lower Fox River.

In commemoration of the famous old tree, the citizens of Neenah have erected this marker in the year 1934.
 
Erected 1934 by the citizens of Neenah; sponsored by the Neenah Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 44° 11.16′ N, 88° 26.576′ W. Marker is in Neenah, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeshore Avenue and North Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Lakeshore Avenue. Click for map. Marker is by the shore of the Fox River, near Lake Winnebago, in Kimberly Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Neenah WI 54956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kimberly Point Park (about 400 feet away); Grand Loggery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Effigy Mounds
The Old Council Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
2. The Old Council Tree Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Jean Nicolet Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Menasha’s Isle of Valor (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Neenah.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Neenah. Heritage. "Today, the Old Council Tree stands as the City's Logo." (Submitted on August 9, 2010.) 

2. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1934 newspaper article Boulder to Mark Site of Historic Old Council Tree. "It is planned to place a metal box at the base of the rock in which material of historic interest will be placed together with a list of donators." (Submitted on August 9, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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