If You See Purple On A Fence Turn Around
I like to go and explore places. Sometimes you find a little spot in the woods or an old trail and the curiosity gets to you and you want to find out more, or even where it may lead.
With coronavirus, and being quarantined we have spent a lot of time going for walks around the neighborhood and the same old path gets a little boring. One day we saw a little trail and decided to go check it out. After a few hundred yards we ran upon this section of fence with purple paint on it. Texas and Arkansas are just some of the states that use purple paint to indicate "no trespassing." If you see a fence or rocks or trees painted purple -- turn around.
Akansas and Texas are two of 11 states to have the “purple paint law.” The other states are Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Arizona, and Kansas.
While states like Texas and Arkansas have had the law on the books for many years, the question is why? Well, the reason is that the paint is an easy identifier to mean "no trespassing." Plus with harsh conditions like heat and wind in this area, the color is easy to maintain, and "no trespassing signs" may blow away or get damaged in our climate.
The law allows landowners to mark the boundary of their land with the paint and for some ranchers and farmers with larger land tracts, this helps them manage their property lines as well.
And yet another worthy use of purple paint includes the warning of "no hunting allowed" on the property as well.