#0141 Hangman's Tree


#0141 Hangman's Tree

Site information:

305 Main St, Placerville

The tree is long gone, but the building makes the most of the designation.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

This city in the days of ’49 was called


This was the site of Elstner’s Hay Yard on which stood the ‘Hangman’s Tree’ where vigilantes executed many men for various crimes. The stump of the tree is under this building.

Dedicated May 31, 1934 by Marguerite Parlor No. 12 N.D.G.W. and Placerville Parlor No. 9 N.S.G.W.

Registered 6/6/1934