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Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Hanging Tree

 
 
Old Hanging Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Stricklin, February 24, 2007
1. Old Hanging Tree Marker
Inscription.  Gallows used Sept. 12, 1879, at public hanging of "Pocket", an Indian, killer of Englishman Leonard Hyde. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3740.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1881.
 
Location. 29° 27.21′ N, 96° 56.638′ W. Marker is in Hallettsville, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on Park Road 3. Marker is at the base of the tree which is in a city park, in front of Golf Club, west side of US 77 north city limits, Hallettsville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hallettsville TX 77964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richardson Chapel United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Hudgeons Post 230 (about 600 feet away); Murchison Masonic Lodge (about 700 feet away); Entrance to Old Estate of John Hallett (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Hallettsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); 50th Anniversary of Battle of Galveston
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By Alan Stricklin, February 24, 2007
2. Old Hanging Tree Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Lavaca County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Alma Male and Female Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hallettsville.
 
Enjoy a picnic under the Old Hanging Tree. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 1, 2012
3. Enjoy a picnic under the Old Hanging Tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,781 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas.   3. submitted on June 25, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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