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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.)
 
Location. 29° 27.21′ N, 96° 56.638′ W. Marker is in Hallettsville, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on Park Road 3. Touch for map. Maker 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. Marker is in this post office area: Hallettsville TX 77964, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hallettsville Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hallettsville (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Wreck of the Don Milo (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Smothers (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
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Old Hanging Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Stricklin, February 24, 2007
2. Old Hanging Tree Marker
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 June 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,540 times since then and 66 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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