Site of Leo Frank Lynching, Marietta, Georgia
One night in 1915, about twenty-five armed Marietta citizens raided the state prison farm where Frank was being held for the murder of Mary Phagan. A caravan of seven cars conveyed Frank through the night over 100 miles back to Marietta. Frank was hung from the limb of an oak tree at Frey’s Gin at 7AM. Leo Frank received a posthumous pardon in 1986. Plaques honoring Leo Frank were dedicated by a Rabbi at the site of his lynching on the anniversary of his death, in 1995 and 2005.