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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
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
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.
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