Inscription. On this site stood the
November 6, 2010
|1. Hangman's Tree Marker|
According to legend, an old oak
used by Col. Mosby to hang Union
spies after the Battle of
The Peach Orchard during the
The tree was removed 1968.
Marker by the Falls Chruch
Erected 1968 by Falls Church Historical Commission.
Location. 38° 53.113′ N, 77° 10.527′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street (Virginia Route 7) and North Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling north on West Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Training School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherry Hill (about 500 feet away); Falls Church Home Front (about 600 feet away); Living in Fear (about 700 feet away); Big Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Story of Big Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Star Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henderson House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Falls Church.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of the Peach Orchard. Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (Submitted on November 6, 2010.)
November 6, 2010
|2. Hangman's Tree Marker|
|There is a “modern” oak tree to the left of the marker.|
2. Falls Church History: The Hangman’s Tree. Falls Church Times, July 5, 2009 (Submitted on November 6, 2010.)
1. The Battle of the Peach Orchard
According to local tradition, there was a Civil War skirmish in a nearby Cherry Hill Farm peach orchard.
— Submitted November 6, 2010.