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Clarksville in Red River County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Page's Tree

 
 
Page's Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Page's Tree Marker
Inscription.
In 1837 a murderer named Page
and two others were hanged on
a limb of this large post oak tree.
At the time, the tree was 96 years
old. From that day on, it has been
known as "Page's Tree".

 
Erected 1999 by C.H.S. Junior Heritage Club.
 
Location. 33° 36.534′ N, 95° 3.282′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and Grove Street, on the right when traveling east on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the northeast area of the Clarksville Cemetery near the fence. Entrance to the cemetery is opposite Franklin Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 West Washington Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarksville Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); James Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Gouverneur Burnet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rev. William Stevenson
Page's 'Hanging' Tree. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Page's 'Hanging' Tree.
Marker is just to right of trunk.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Members of Confederate Congresses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Red River County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Regarding Page's Tree. This tree has been called "Page's Tree" or the "Hanging Tree" by many generations of Red River County citizens. In "Red River Dust", Eugene Bowers writes that in 1837 a man named Page, his son and son-in-law and a worker were hanged for the murder of Capt. Charlie Burkham and Levi Davis. A vigilance committee held a "trial and used this tree to hang them all. From then on, the tree served the cause of "justice".

The tree is estimated to be more than 275 years old.
 
Also see . . .  Famous Trees of Texas. (Submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Clarksville Cemetery entrance gate. Page's Tree is to extreme right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Clarksville Cemetery entrance gate. Page's Tree is to extreme right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016.
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