The Killing Rock

It's one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time.

The Killing RockOn a sleepy Saturday in May of 1892 shots rang out on a lonely deserted stretch of mountain road that would forever change the lives of five families. When the gun smoke cleared, five people had been brutally murdered, there was two survivors and five suspects.
Of those, four would be charged with the crime, two would eventually have the charges dropped, one would be killed in a gun fight and one would be hung. Join us for an in-depth look into the events before and after the crime along with evidence that for 124 years has caused many people to ask;

"Was the right man hung for the crime?"

 

Visiting the Sites.

If your going to be in the Jenkins Kentucky, Pound Virginia area you may want to visit the historic site of the Killing Rock as well as the grave site of those killed in the Massacre. Here are some photos my wife Joanna and I took this past summer.
The Killing Rock, Tourism

Killing Rock a Place to Remember

The Killing Rock ~~ A Place to Remember Written by Joanna Adams Sergent A silent witness to a great tragic moment in history is a place forever known as the Killing Rock. Although it is not a single boulder but...
The Killing Rock, Tourism

Murdered Man Cemetery

The Murdered Man Cemetery [caption id=”attachment_521″ align=”aligncenter” width=”588″] Photos taken by Joanna Sergent[/caption] A quiet Cemetery lies on top of Church House ...
 

The Often Told Story...

The Killing Rock

The Pound Gap Massacre

The Pound Gap Massacre, part 1. Pound Va. May 14th 1892, 2 pm. A freighted young man runs into the town of Pound Va. looking for Jemima Harris, and George Francisco… the young man is 15 year old John Harrison...
The Killing Rock

The Pound Gap Massacre 2

The Pound Gap Massacre, Part 2. The Pound Gap massacre as it came to be known was shocking on several levels. The greatest shock of all was the person suspected of committing the heinous act. Over the next 10 ...
The Killing Rock

The Pound Gap Massacre 3

The Pound Gap Massacre, Part 3. The Commonwealth Attorney, Robert Bruce, immediately sought a new indictment based solely upon a statement written by him, and signed by Jane Mullins as “Eye Witness”. Unprep...
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The Pound Gap Massacre 4

The Pound Gap Massacre, part 4. During the re-sentencing trial Doc Taylor’s lawyers tried to have him declared insane, however during the hearing, Judge Morison noticed Taylor giving advice to his attorn...

The Untold Stories...

The Killing Rock, The Untold Stories

Henry Vanover

The Story of Henry Vanover… Henry Vanover was born in 1835 to Daniel and Nancy Vanover, During the Civil War he served as a private with the Union Army and after the war the government deeded him 900 acres of...
The Killing Rock, The Untold Stories

Doc Taylor man on the run

Doc Taylor, man on the run.   We are often led to believe, that Doc Taylor and the Fleming’s were the suspects from the moment the bodies were found, and that they had went into hiding immediately after ...
The Killing Rock, The Untold Stories

Janes Custody

The Custody of Jane Mullins. The Pound Gap Massacre happened on the 14th of May 1892, it would be the 19th before Jane told Serah Blevins that Doc Taylor, and the Fleming brothers had been the ones to attack th...
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