(aka Katie’s Field)
Directions: There are no markers left. It is now a playground. 218 Turner St.; Head east on West Ave toward Knights Alley Rd., then turn left onto S. Main St. Travel 0.2 mi and turn right onto East Ave. Turn right onto Turner St. after 0.5 mi. Playground is at end of street on the right.
GPS: 34.01184, -85.24616
Note: From Polk County History as written by Dr. Charles K. Henderson in 1897.
“On Aug. 26, 1854, Katie was hanged by Wm. Phillips for the murder of her children. The field in she was hanged lies on Rockmart street to the right, and east of C. R. & C. road and along side of it. It has, since the hanging, been known as the “Katie Field.”