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Elk Lick Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baughman Rocks

 
 
Baughman Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2014
1. Baughman Rocks Marker
Inscription.  Henry Baughman — an ill-tempered man — and his two sons were searching the fields for lost cows. The father became angry with his youngest son, August, who was slowing the search. The father struck him with a stick, knocking him unconscious. Henry, thinking his son was dead, hid the body amongst what is now called Baughman Rocks. Later, returning to the site, he could not find the body. On the testimony of his eldest son, Henry was tried, convicted and served a term for second degree murder. What happened to August remains a mystery to this day.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 39° 47.655′ N, 79° 10.222′ W. Marker is in Elk Lick Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Davis Road, 0.1 miles west of North Wolf Rock Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located along the Baughman Rocks trail, about 1/10 mile west of the Mt. Davis/Pennsylvania High Point parking and picnic area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3998 Mt Davis Rd, Fort Hill PA 15540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Baughman Rocks Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2014
2. Baughman Rocks Marker (tall view)
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of this marker. A different marker also named Baughman Rocks (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Wild Child (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tar Kiln (approx. 0.7 miles away); Industry On Negro Mountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Nelson Davis (approx. 0.7 miles away); You are now standing more than fifty feet above the Highest Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mt. Davis (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Davis (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Lick Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Criminal History of Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Henry Baughman was tried for the murder of his son. It was charged that he killed his son in the woods and burned the body. Baughman was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to eleven years and nine months in the Western Penitentiary. (Submitted on November 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Henry Baughman convicted of the 1849 murder of his son in Elk Lick, Pennsylvania. Baughman completed his full sentence in the Penitentiary in Pittsburgh and then lived out the rest of his life claiming his innocence. (Submitted on November 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Baughman Rocks Marker • <i>wide view<br>(trail to Baughman Rocks in background)</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2014
3. Baughman Rocks Marker • wide view
(trail to Baughman Rocks in background)
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Baughman Rocks (<i>approach</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2014
4. Baughman Rocks (approach)
Baughman Rocks (<i>massive boulders & steep drop-off</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2014
5. Baughman Rocks (massive boulders & steep drop-off)
Mt. Davis Picnic & Parking Area<br>(<i>park here • walk 1/10 mile west to access marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2014
6. Mt. Davis Picnic & Parking Area
(park here • walk 1/10 mile west to access marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 200 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Nov. 29, 2022