Hangman's Tree - Placerville, CA
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 38° 43.703 W 120° 48.145
10S E 691027 N 4288927
Quick Description: The hangman's tree is an old tree stump covered by a building in Placerville, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 9:38:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM96VF
"In the days of 1849, when this city was called Hangtown, vigilantes executed many men for various crimes. This was the site of Hay Yard, on which stood the 'Hangman's Tree.' The stump of the tree is under the building on which the plaque is placed."
Marker Number: 141.00
Marker Name: Hangman's Tree
County: El Dorado
Has Official CA Plaque: no
Marker Dedication Date: 6/6/1934
305 Main St. Placerville
Website: Not listed
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.