DescriptionOn the evening of September 30, 1780, the militia officers met in a council of war to discuss plans for continuing their campaign in pursuit of British Major Patrick Ferguson. The officers met beneath the broad canopy of the Council Oak, which no longer stands.
In 1914, the Council Oak Chapter, NSDAR, placed this marker to commemorate the oak and its role in the victory at Kings Mountain. Even by then, the exact location of the venerable old tree had been forgotten.
An archival photo of the Council Oak reveals its size. For scale, find the horse and wagon on the left beneath the tree..