Council Grove, Kansas: Stump of the Council Oak

Where the U.S. struck a deal with the Osage in 1825. The oak fell down in 1958. Now its stump is protected under an outdoor shelter.
Address:
250 W. Main St., Council Grove, KS
Directions:
East side of town, on the north side of US-56/W. Main St. Look for the little park with the American flag.
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Stump of the Council Oak.

Council Oak of the Osage

Osage chiefs and the U.S. government signed a treaty under this tree on August 10, 1825, guaranteeing safe passage to all traveling the Santa Fe Trail through Osage territory. This Council in a Grove of trees is how the town got its name. A stone marker placed by the D.A.R. is on the highway in front of the location.

[Gan Nunnally, 09/10/2020]

The oak fell down in 1958. Its stump has been reverently protected under an outdoor shelter ever since.


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