The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree (HM1IUG)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.732', W 94° 44.06'

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A giant elm, it's branches spreading nearly 100 feet, grew here on the bank of Spring Branch. It shaded Fort Blair's mess kitchen during the Civil War and later was infamous as the site of vigilante justice. As many as seven horse thieves were hanged from the tree at one time. The old tree died and was cut down in the 1950's.

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Date Added Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345737 N 4099480
Decimal Degrees37.02886667, -94.73433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.732', W 94° 44.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 43.92" N, 94° 44' 3.6" W
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Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 E 7th St, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US
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