Details for Pioneer Oak (Atlas Number 5213010372)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5213010372


Marker Number 10372
Atlas Number 5213010372
Marker Title Pioneer Oak
Index Entry Pioneer Oak
City Athens
County Henderson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes lumber topics
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Hwy. 175 E, marker in the museum
Marker Size 14" x 24"
Marker Text Twin of a tree killed in Courthouse fire, 1886. Judge O. M. Roberts (later Governor of Texas) wrote Oct. 2, 1850, of old oak: "This court is held in woods near center of public square of Athens, under an oak which the public authorities are requested to preserve as a memorial of the habits of the early Texas." Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967