In 1885, Al Lackey set out with his rifle to kill his own family. He successively killed 6 relatives in all. Captured in Johnson City, brought to Blanco and put in jail. A couple of days later a mob gathered at Brushy Top, rode to Blanco, yanked Lackey from jail, hanged him high from a large live oak north of town near Paradise Creek, where the tree is still standing as shown above. The grave site is located on Rocky Road.
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