Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Executions in the Yard
The Washington Post reported a description of the scaffolding used for the execution of Payne and Williams. “The structure is of yellow pine, and is nailed and tongued together, without any finish, but in a firm and substantial manner. The platform is six feet, six inches from the ground, and the beam fourteen feet. Seven steps lead from the jail side to the platform, in the centre of which is the drop, which is formed by two hinged doors, held in position, first, by a trigger, then by a temporary prop. The cross-beam is 4x6 inches as is
Location. 38° 42.816′ N, 77° 47.772′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ashby Street and Waterloo Street (Business U.S. 211). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Ashby Street, Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Singleton Mosby (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette’s Stepping Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrenton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Warrenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Norris Tavern / The Warren Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrenton Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brentmoor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
Also see . . . The Old Jail Museum. The Fauquier Historical Society (Submitted on November 28, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.