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Catlettsburg in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy

 
 
Here Lies James H. McCoy side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. Here Lies James H. McCoy side of marker
Inscription.  
James H. McCoy. Oldest son of Randall and Sarah. Last living McCoy feudist before passing away in 1929. He was a peacemaker in the feud and tried to talk Frank Phillips out of killing Jim Vance & Bill Dempsey. In 1928, James & Tennis Hatfield, youngest son of Devil Anse, met in Pikeville KY and called a formal truce between families.

Floyd McCoy. Son of Randall and Sarah. Had dinner with his brothers Tolbert, Pharmer & Randolph Jr. after their arrest for stabbing & shooting Ellison Hatfield in 1882. The next day, Floyd witnesses his brothers being captured by Wall Hatfield & taken to West Virginia. Wall said if Ellison died, McCoy’s brothers would be killed.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways and Ashland/Boyd County Tourism. Special thanks to Clifford New & Ed McCoy. (Marker Number 2547.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNotable Events. In addition, it is included
Here Lies Floyd McCoy side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Here Lies Floyd McCoy side of marker
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in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 38° 24.056′ N, 82° 36.264′ W. Marker is in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, in Boyd County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cemetery Road (Local Route 3294) and 36th Street and Radio Park Road (Local Route 3294). It is in the Cemetery. Take the first right, then left at the fork. Stop where the trees clear and walk uphill to the north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catlettsburg KY 41129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia); Dreamland Pool (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia); Ceredo - Kenova (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia); County Named, 1860 (approx. one mile away); Country Music Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mary Elliott Flanery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Army Base (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catlettsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. “The Hatfield–McCoy Feud or the Hatfield–McCoy War as some papers at the time called it, involved
Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
3. Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy Marker
two rural families of the West Virginia–Kentucky area along the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River in the years 1863–1891. The Hatfields of West Virginia were led by William Anderson ‘Devil Anse’ Hatfield while the McCoys of Kentucky were under the leadership of Randolph ‘Ole Ran’l’ McCoy. ... The feud has entered the American folklore lexicon as a metonym for any bitterly feuding rival parties. More than a century later, the feud has become synonymous with the perils of family honor, justice, and revenge.”

“From May 28–30, 2012, U.S. television network The History Channel aired a three-part miniseries titled Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner as William Anderson ‘Devil Anse’ Hatfield and co-starring Bill Paxton as Randolph ‘Ole Ran’l’ McCoy, Tom Berenger as Jim Vance, and Powers Boothe as Judge Valentine “Wall” Hatfield. The miniseries set the record as the most-watched entertainment telecast in the history of advertising-supported basic cable.” (Submitted on November 10, 2018.) 
 
Gravesites in the shadow of the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
4. Gravesites in the shadow of the marker
Floyd McCoy on the left, James McCoy on the right.
Here Lies Floyd McCoy image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
5. Here Lies Floyd McCoy
Grave stone reads “Floyd McCoy, February 14, 1858 – June 1, 1928. Feuders of Hatfield & McCoys.”
Here Lies James H. McCoy image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
6. Here Lies James H. McCoy
Grave stone reads, “James H. McCoy, August 17, 1849 – August 30, 1929. Feuders of Hatfield & McCoys.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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