Pillory - Washington County Courthouse - Jonesborough, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 17.649 W 082° 28.397
17S E 367707 N 4017581
Quick Description: Court records show that a pillory was regularly used - sometimes in a very barbaric manner
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 6:15:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM6QJR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 11

Long Description:
Per "Jonesborough" by Paul M. Fink (page 13), it states that the Washington County, Tenn court records shows that lesser crimes were sentenced to confinement in the pillory or stocks. Whipping was also used for men - and women - with a petty thief receiving ten lashes. A very severe sentence for perjury was to have the man stand at the pillory for an hour WITH HIS EARS NAILED. Once the time was done, the ears were to be cut off and left nailed until sunset.
Type of Device: Pillory

What is the approximate age?: 01/01/1913

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