Imagine you live in the Marble Falls area around the time of the Civil War.
If you’re a Union sympathizer, you’ve heard about this cave on the outskirts of town that has a pretty nasty reputation.
This cave was called Dead Man’s Hole. For years, it was used as a place to hang those you didn’t agree with politically and then the bodies were dropped into this hole in the earth that was over 160 feet deep.
The cave itself is a little hard to find so I can’t imagine how remote it felt in those days. It’s outside of Marble Falls on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere.
If you’re interested in the dark past of Texas, we recommend checking it out…especially if you live nearby. If your idea of fun doesn’t involve staring at an iron plate welded over the entrance to a cave you can’t look down into, skip it.
Dead Man’s Hole is down a back road right outside of the city of Marble Falls in Central Texas.