Newton, Alabama: Cursed Hanging Hole of Bill Sketoe Team Field Report

John Hutto Park

Hwy 123, Newton, AL
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.
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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! 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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