Boyington Oak at Church Street Cemetery - Mobile AL Real Haunted Places
The Boyington Oak is a historic Southern live oak in Mobile, found within the Church Street Cemetery. According to legend, Charles R.S. Boyington was a printer who came to Alabama from his home in Connecticut in 1833. Boyington was a known gambler, and a year later he was seen accompanying Nathaniel Frost, who allegedly owed him money, on a walk to the cemetery. Frost was later found dead and Boyington was quickly accused and convicted of the crime. Before his execution in 1835, Boyington declared that a mighty oak would spring from his heart as testament to his innocence, and sure enough the oak grew just above his grave. Some visitors also claim that they can hear phantom cries and whispers in the area surrounding the tree.
Mouse over photos to see photo credits.
Nearby Real Haunts
Recently Shared Experiences & Comments
Be the first to Share Your Experience with this haunt.
Share Your Experience or Comments - Boyington Oak at Church Street Cemetery
Disclaimer: Alabama Haunted Houses does not endorse or support trespassing to visit real haunts. Before you visit ANY local real haunt, make sure to acquire the appropriate permits and/or permissions, and be respectful of privately owned properties. Countless Haunt Hunters have been arrested, ticketed, and reprimanded by the authorities for trespassing. To avoid this, be sure to get in touch with the property owners before visiting a haunt, and respect their hours of operation, local regulations, and rules for visiting at all times. Happy haunting!