Neenah in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Old Council Tree
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1840.
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. Marker is by the shore of the Fox River, near Lake Winnebago, in Kimberly Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Neenah WI 54956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Kimberly Point Park (about 400 feet away); Grand Loggery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Effigy Mounds (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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,400 times since then and 170 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 25, 2023, by Thomas McCool of Winneconne, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on August 9, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on March 26, 2023, by Thomas McCool of Winneconne, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on August 9, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.