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South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Council Oak

 
 
Council Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2012
1. Council Oak Marker
Inscription. Under this tree May 1681 LaSalle met with and induced the Miami and Illinois Indians to enter into a treaty to resist the aggressions of the Iroquois.
 
Erected 1929 by Northern Indiana Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 42.69′ N, 86° 16.878′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Portage Ave and Lathrop St. Click for map. The marker is located in Highland Cemetery. After entering the cemetery, turn right on the second cemetery road on your right side, and the marker is visible on the right side. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2257 Portage Ave, South Bend IN 46628, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Rene Cavalier Sieur DeLaSalle (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Salle's Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old College (approx. 2.1 miles away); From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '48 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Rose (approx. 2.2 miles away); Notre Dame Fieldhouse (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Bend.
 
Regarding Council Oak.
The Remains of the Council Oak image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2012
2. The Remains of the Council Oak
The oak tree was finally toppled by strong winds in 1991. Before its toppling, decayed portions of the trunk of the weak tree were filled in with concrete which is still visible.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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