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

Hog Trial/Election Fight

 
 
Hog Trial Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Hog Trial Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (obverse)
In 1873 Randolph McCoy accused Floyd Hatfield of stealing his hog. A trial followed, presided over by Reverend Anderson Hatfield, justice of the peace. To be fair, the jury consisted of six Hatfields and six McCoys. One witness, William Staton, stated he had seen Floyd mark the hog's ear. This resulted in Floyd's acquittal.
Presented by Pikeville-Pike County Tourism.

(reverse)
In August 1882 an election was held near Jerry Hatfield's house. A fight broke out between Tolbert McCoy and Elias Hatfield. Tolbert's brothers joined in the fight as did Ellison Hatfield, who was stabbed and shot. He later died in West Virginia. The McCoy brothers were captured and killed in the "pawpaw tree" incident.
Presented by Pikeville-Pike County Tourism.
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2066.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 34.814′ N, 82° 10.806′ W. Marker is in McCarr, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Toler Road (Kentucky Route 319) west of Kentucky Route 1056, on the right when traveling west.
Election Fight Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Election Fight Marker (reverse)
Click for map. Next to the McCarr Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Carr KY 41544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hog Trial Site (here, next to this marker); McCoy Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Randolph McCoy House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pawpaw Tree Incident (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mingo County / State of Kentucky (approx. 3 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan and the Railroad (approx. 3 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan Area History (approx. 3 miles away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in McCarr.
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker
Taken looking west on Route 319.
Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
4. Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker
Taken looking toward Route 1056 with two other markers visible in the photo.
 
 
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