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Near Ransom in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy Marker
Inscription. Asa Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, was shot in 1865 by the Logan Wildcats. The Wildcats were led by Confederate "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Jim Vance was the suspected leader in the murder, although there was never a conviction. This was the first incident between the two families.

Presented by Pikeville-Pike County Tourism.
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society – Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2068.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.461′ N, 82° 11.505′ W. Marker is near Ransom, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Big Blue Springs Road south of State Route 1056, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. About 50 feet south of Route 1056 across the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Ransom KY 41558, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hog Trial/Election Fight (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hog Trial Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); McCoy Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Randolph McCoy House
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy Marker
Taken looking toward Route 1056 on other side of the bridge.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Pawpaw Tree Incident (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mingo County / State of Kentucky (approx. 4.7 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan and the Railroad (approx. 4.7 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan Area History (approx. 4.7 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy Marker
 
 
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