Stony Gut - St. Thomas, two miles inland from Morant Bay
Stony Gut is the birthplace of Paul Bogle, one of Jamaica's National Heroes. The village is also where he practiced as a Baptist minister and lead the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion.
Stony Gut was destroyed following the rebellion, however, the site has been preserved as a memorial garden to Paul Bogle and his followers. A plaque mounted on a concrete mount marks the former site of Bogle's church.Morant Bay rebellion
It is from this site that Paul Bogle and his followers marched in to Morant Bay to complain to the Governor about the injustice and inequality felt by the poor of Jamaica.
On their way back a protest broke out which turned violent, resulting in several deaths, this later became known as the Morant Bay rebellion. Paul Bogle was hanged for his role in the rebellion and the village of Stony Gut was destroyed.© 2010 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com