Last Mob Lynching marker.

Last Mob Lynching In Texas

Field review by the editors.

Eastland, Texas

A white picket fence encloses a tombstone-like granite marker, "Last Mob Lynching In Texas," and the historic telephone pole that served as the gallows. This is not out in the boondocks, but on a downtown street corner in the county seat of Eastland.

The lynching happened on the night of November 19, 1929, when an angry mob broke into the nearby jail, dragged out the infamous Santa Claus bank robber, and hanged him. The jail, now a local museum, still displays the hanging rope.

Last Mob Lynching In Texas

190 N. Mulberry St., Eastland, TX
I-20 exit 343, then west on US 80 into town. Drive past the Majestic Theater at the corner of Lamar St., then turn right onto Mulberry St. Behind the Majestic Theater, on the southeast corner of Mulberry and White Sts.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Postage Stamp MuralPostage Stamp Mural, Eastland, TX - < 1 mi.
Old Rip, Miracle Horned ToadOld Rip, Miracle Horned Toad, Eastland, TX - < 1 mi.
First Hilton HotelFirst Hilton Hotel, Cisco, TX - 9 mi.
In the region:
Flying A Car Museum, Albany, TX - 36 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Texas

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Texas.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

October 9, 2015

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa (Oct 5-11, 2015)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Eastland, Texas

Nightly rates found:

Find Hotels Near:

Book Online Now