BOYINGTON OAK, MOBILE
Boyington Oak Tree, 107 S Bayou St, Mobile, AL 36602
When you think of haunted places, the ones that are likely to spring to mind are abandoned hospitals, prisons, and the like. It is not likely that you would think of a tree! However, no list of places in haunted Alabama would be complete without a mention of The Boyington Oak in Mobile, Alabama!
This Southern live oak is said they have grown from the grave of Charles Boyington in a potter’s field close to the Church Street Graveyard. The story goes that when Boyington was tried and then subsequently executed for murdering his friend Nathaniel Frost in 1835 he stated that when they buried him a tree would spring forth from his grave as proof of his innocence! It seems that this is exactly what happened! These days there are claims that Boyington’s spirit can be seen from time to time sitting under his tree.