Coffin Rock, sometimes called Coffin Hill, was a large flat rock located in the Black Hills Forest in Maryland about twenty minutes from Burkittsville. It was easily accessible by an old logging trail. The name was a common term coined by trappers.
In March of 1886, eight-year-old Robin Weaver was reported missing and search parties were dispatched. Although Weaver returned, one of the search parties did not. Their bodies were found weeks later by a second search party at Coffin Rock, tied together at the arms and legs and completely disemboweled. Their bodies later vanished when the team left and returned with additional help to remove and bury the bodies.
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The 5 Men at Coffin Rock:[edit | edit source]
- Paster Cedric L. Vance
- Tom R. Perkinson
- Jeb Q. Pierpoint
- Andy F. Fiennes
- Travis P. Creed