|These pictures are of one Hanging Tree that is located close to Cross lake off of Blanchard Road. There is also another
tree that is said to be on Lakeshore Drive. According to legend at the Lakeshore Drive tree, it is where an old plantation
owner hung his slaves that did something wrong. Not only would he hang them, but he would also burn them and torture
them as they were dying (thanks to Jessica for this info). There are also some old shacks around that area that were used
to film a movie, called MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE. It is also said to be 10-15 degrees colder when you stand
underneath the tree. The area is also said to be very dangerous due to drug deals and other things.
Thanks to Cameron Murphy and
James Thomas for the pictures