Monday, September 21, 2009

Kyle Hanging Tree
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
The "Kyle Hanging Tree" has an interesting story. Apparently an unnamed man was found hung to death at this tree, which was located on Colonel Claiborne Kyle's property around 1840-1850. I'm assuming that because of this and a death in his own family, he gifted about 15 acres of land around the tree to form a community cemetery. To this day, this tree is located at the Kyle Cemetery on Country Road 136 (aka Old Stagecoach Road).

A little history lesson for a Monday.

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