The Election Tree

The Election Tree is the site of the first Election that formed Tulare County.  The election tree stands on the north bank of the Kaweah River in the Venice Hills area.  The monument that is under the tree reads:

“ELECTION HELD UNDER THIS TREE ON JULY 10th, 1852 A PARTY UNDER COMMAND OF MAJOR SAVAGE HELD THE ELECTION BY WHICH TULARE COUNTY WAS ORGANIZED.”