The Hanging Tree Historical

The Hanging Tree Historical (HM1W05)

Location: Versailles, IN 47042 Ripley County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 4.383', W 85° 14.967'

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On September 14, 1897, a vigilante committee stormed the Ripley County Jail, shot and hung five men on the branches of an elm tree just north of here at the edge of the cemetery. These desperadoes were members of a gang that had robbed and terrorized people of the county. The infamous "hanging tree" was soon dismantled by souvenir hunters. This was one of the last vigilante hangings in Indiana.
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HM NumberHM1W05
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Placed ByRipley Co. Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651432 N 4326341
Decimal Degrees39.07305000, -85.24945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.383', W 85° 14.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 22.98" N, 85° 14' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126 E 2nd N St, Versailles IN 47042, US
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