Treaty Oak Square
Covers 0.00 acres
507 Baylor St., 78703
Treaty Oak Square is just large enough to contain Austin's most famous tree. The 500-year-old Treaty Oak is the last survivor of the Council Oaks, a grove of fourteen trees that is said to have been a sacred meeting place for Commanches and Tonkowas.
According to legend, this live oak stood as a witness to a treaty between the native people of the area and Stephen F. Austin. The oak was saved from the chainsaw in the 1920s and from intentional vandalism in the 1980s.