Newton, Alabama: Cursed Hanging Hole of Bill Sketoe

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John Hutto Park

Address:
Hwy 123, Newton, AL
Directions:
John Hutto Park. North of town. Just north of the bridge across the river on Hwy 123 you'll see a park on the west side. Enter the park, and follow the road that parallels the highway to the parking area. You'll see a little gazebo, and to the west of it a line of trees. The sign is along that tree line, facing the highway, just behind the gazebo. The actual hole is buried beneath the rocks underneath the highway bridge.
Admission:
Free
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Cursed Hanging Hole of Bill Sketoe

Site where a hole was dug beneath a low tree branch to hang a tall, alleged Confederate deserter. The cursed hole would never fill after that!

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/11/2015]

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Hanging sign.

Cursed Hanging Hole of Bill Sketoe

The original plaque is in the Newton Historical Society. What remains at the site is a white sign.

[EggDropErin, 03/11/2015]

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