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

Hog Trial Site

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Hog Trial Site Marker
Inscription. In the fall of 1878, Randolph McCoy brought charges against Floyd Hatfield for stealing one of his hogs. The resulting trial occurred here and was presided over by the local justice of the peace, Preacher Anderson Hatfield. Preacher Anderson was Devil Anse Hatfield's cousin and did not want to appear biased so he gathered a jury of six Hatfields and six McCoys to hear the case. When the jury reached its verdict. Selkirk McCoy, nephew of Sarah McCoy and a veteran of the Virginia Confederacy, sided with the six Hatfields in favor of Floyd. The McCoys felt betrayed and open hostilities soon erupted between the Hatfield and McCoy families. Later Bill Staton, who testified in favor of his brother-in-law Floyd Hatfield was killed by two of Randolph McCoy's nephews while he was hunting. They were tried and acquitted in a trial presided over by Valentine Hatfield, uncle of Devil Anse. After this, violence between the families continued and the resulting conflict eventually escalated into the most famous family feud in American history.
 
Location. 37° 34.815′ N, 82° 10.803′ 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. Click for map. Next to the
Hog Trial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Hog Trial Site Marker
Route 319 is in the background along with the Hog Trial and Election Fight marker.
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/Election Fight (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. 2.7 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 Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Hog Trial Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,552 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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