The Hanging Tree

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The local ghost tours take people by the “old hanging tree” in Monticello, FL, and some swear the souls of those who died here still like to stir things up a bit. The tree is at the intersection of 90 and 19 in Monticello, just outside the court house, near a BP gas station.

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Geographic Information

Intersection of 90 and 19
Monticello, FL
United States

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30.544783080736003, -83.8702747767212
Jefferson County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Monticello, FL (0.0 mi.)
Aucilla, FL (8.2 mi.)
Lloyd, FL (10.2 mi.)
Waukeenah, FL (10.5 mi.)
Lamont, FL (12.1 mi.)
Wacissa, FL (14.6 mi.)
Greenville, FL (15.2 mi.)
Boston, GA (17.7 mi.)
Thomasville, GA (21.2 mi.)
Quitman, GA (24.8 mi.)


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  1. Jasmine A West  |  

    My dad said he seen a lady in a white night gown walk across the street then quickly vanished into nothing. This was on S Monroe St.

  2. Stop Lying Big Bend Ghost Hunters  |  

    There is no record of this tree being used to hang anyone. Fun fact… They built gallows to hang people, vigilantes used trees. Not this tree though. When Monticello did “hangings” the courthouse and jail was actually on the other side of town. This is another exaggeration by fake ghost hunters lying to paying customers.

  3. This tree is actually a MEETING tree, not a hanging tree.

    Back in Civil War times, the tree was used as a “post office” for traveling soldiers for both North and South. Soldiers would write letters to friends and loved ones, write the address on the front and pin it to the tree. The next soldier would come by look and take the messages to their destinations. To this day, sightings of a man in CIVIL WAR era uniform can be seen standing by the tree looking, and walking away.

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