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Located on the lawn of a beautiful Victorian courthouse, this oak tree was used to hang bandits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gmharmon
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Pensacola, Florida
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Well worth the visit reading the history on the Historical Plaque. A great town square with... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
William M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the lawn of a beautiful Victorian courthouse, this oak tree was used to hang bandits, cattle thieves and other miscreants in the years after the Civil War when so-called “Regulators” were the only law and order in South Texas. Think Clint in Hand...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gmharmon
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit reading the history on the Historical Plaque. A great town square with excellent shops to browse.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The big grand old tree could tell many tales if it could talk. Justice was swift in the past and not always fair.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This hanging tree was just a bonus on the court house square and the history that took place there is very moving.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Livnanny
Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of the sites in Goliad is the hanging tree a beautiful tree which was used to mete out "justice" after trials. It is "only" a big old beautiful tree until you realize that it was used to hang many people after they were convicted....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TheaMF
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Well the name sort says it all, but that is a beautiful tree. The courthouse is a classic Texas courthouse, so the day was great.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 954codym
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is a huge oak tree outside of the courthouse in Goliad. You really can picture the sentences being carried out. I think it’s sad, but a true historical account of the early Texas justice system.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KarenG98
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The tree is located in the center of town on the grounds of the county courthouse. The tree has quite the history. When convicted, the prisoner was walked outside and hanged from this magnificent live oak tree.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Originaldemonseed
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The courthouse square located in the heart of old town Goliad is a great place to visit. Aside from the wonderful architure of the era, the hanging tree is an interesting touch. Would be great if a little more history was provided which would have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bonaventure
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A number of trials held here and in the end justice was swift for hundreds of convicted individuals. Definitely worth a stop to see and appreciate our past. Lots of period restored buildings nearby.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TAMAN1951
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