Lynching of Burl Smith

September 21, 1917

City: Middle Town of Goose Creek (Baytown, Texas)

County: Harris County

Race or Ethnicity of Victim: Black

Gender of Victim: Male

Age of Victim: Twenty-seven

Alleged Crime: Attempted Rape

Manner of Death: Hanged

Note: The ash tree from which Burl Smith was hanged no longer exists. 

Source of Information: NAACP 30 Years of Lynching