Proctor’s Ledge has now been identified as the exact location of the gallows used to execute 19 innocent people during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The site was confirmed as the hanging site last week by the Gallows Hill Project, a group of seven scholars who spent the past five years pinning down the exact spot. The rocky, wooded area has grabbed attention from not only visitors who want to grab a picture, but news crews and even direct descendants of some of the victims.
Proctor’s Ledge is situated behind the present Walgreens on Boston Street and just down from Gallows Hill Park.
You can read more in an article in the Salem (Massachusetts) News at http://goo.gl/xbNJ7U.