Council Oak Historic Marker, 2002

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Title

Council Oak Historic Marker, 2002

Alternative Title

Council Oak Historic Marker

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Seminole Indians--Florida
Historical markers--Florida
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
Native Americans

Description

The historic marker for Council Oak, located on South Ferncreek Avenue in Orlando, Florida, in 2002. This two-and-a-half-foot concrete marker with a brass plaque designates the traditional meeting place of the Native American chiefs during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). The original location had the Council Oak, believed to be the largest living oak in all of Central and South Florida. In the late 1800s, the tree was struck by lightning and no longer exists. The marker was erected by the Orange County Historical Commission on August 19, 1970.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital images by Thomas Cook, 2002: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2002

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

198 KB
266 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Council Oak, Orlando, Florida
Council Oak Historic Marker, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Dickinson, Joy Wallace. "Giant Council Oak is Gone, but Its Presence is Felt." The Orlando Sentinel, July 6, 2003. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-07-06/news/0307040093_1_council-oak-fries-orlando.
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. Orlando: City of Dreams. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
"Seminole Tribe Council Oak Vying for Historic Register Status." Indian Country Today Media Network, November 29, 2012. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/seminole-tribe-council-oak-vying-historic-register-status-145988.

Transcript

NEARBY IN THE FOREST PRIMEVAL AMID UNFOLDING HISTORY ONCE STOOD IN MAJESTIC BEAUTY

THE COUNCIL OAK
TRADITIONAL MEETING PLACE OF THE INDIAN CHIEFS
IN THE SEMINOLE INDIAN WAR
1835-1842
THIS MARKER ERECTED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY HISTORIC COMMISSION

1970

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2 color digital images

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