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Near Marble Falls in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dead Man's Hole

 
 
Dead Man's Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Dead Man's Hole Marker
Inscription. Entomologist Ferdinand Lueders made the earliest recorded discovery of this cave in 1821. Notorious in the Civil War era, the hole is believed to have been the dumping ground for up to 17 bodies, including those of pro-Union Judge John R. Scott and settler Adolph Hoppe, several reconstruction-era county government officials, and Ben McKeever, who had a conflict with local freedmen. An oak tree which once stood over the cave was said to have rope marks caused by hangings. Powerful gases prevented thorough exploration of the site until 1951. The hole was platted in 1968 by the Texas Speleological Society and was found to be 155 feet deep and 50 feet long.
 
Erected 1998 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11772.)
 
Location. 30° 31.707′ N, 98° 15.902′ W. Marker is near Marble Falls, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker can be reached from CR-401 0.1 miles from CR405. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marble Falls TX 78654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marble Falls Factory Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brandt Badger House (approx. 3 miles away); 1910 Post Office Building
Dead Man's Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 15, 2014
2. Dead Man's Hole Marker
Broader view with marker in context. Dead man's hole visible behind marker.
(approx. 3 miles away); The Roper Hotel (approx. 3 miles away); Michel's Drug Store (approx. 3.1 miles away); Otto Ebeling House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Christian-Matern House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hoag-Faubion-Fuchs House (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marble Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Texas Escapes. Dead Man's Hole (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Dead Man's Hole image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
3. Dead Man's Hole
Dead Man's Hole image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 15, 2014
4. Dead Man's Hole
View of Dead Man's Hole, with back of marker in view.
Dead Man's Hole, Panorama image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
5. Dead Man's Hole, Panorama
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,920 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on January 15, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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