Hanging Trees of Texas

History & Mystery in the Lone Star State

Posted 7/26/23

This week, we offer the fifth and final installment of our hanging tree series. We learn about the Halletsville Hanging Tree where a native American man was hanged after being convicted of shooting and killing a man in 1878. Then there is the Center Hanging Oak where, on separate occassions in the 1920s, two Black teenagers, neither of whom stood trial for their alleged crimes, were hanged by lynch mobs.

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