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Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here

 
 
Hatfield-McCoy Feud side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
1. Hatfield-McCoy Feud side of marker
Inscription.  The feud resulted, in part, from Civil War conflicts, romantic entanglements, family-oriented discord, property and election disputes, mixed with mountain pride. Violence surrounding clan leaders Anderson Hatfield and Randolph McCoy eventually involved governors of Kentucky and West Virginia. Deaths and time brought an end to the feud.

Among some 500 graves in Dils Cemetery are the resting places of Randolph McCoy, clan leader in the Hatfield-McCoy feud; his wife, Sarah; their daughter and son, Roseanna and Sam; and Sam’s wife, Martha. This Appalachian vendetta, from Civil War to 1890s, became well known. Dils Cemetery is part of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Historic District.
 
Erected 1983 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1728.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series lists.
 
Location. 37° 28.653′ 
McCoy Graves Here side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
2. McCoy Graves Here side of marker
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N, 82° 30.885′ W. Marker is in Pikeville, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Chloe Road (Kentucky Route 1460) east of South Bypass Road (Kentucky Route 1460), on the right when traveling east. It is at the crossing from the parking area for the cemetery (at the Pikeville Fire Department) across the road from Dils Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pikeville KY 41501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dils Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Dils Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dils Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1821 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garfield at Piketon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
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Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
3. Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here Marker
Cemetery is up the hill on the left.
Stairs Up to Dils Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
4. Stairs Up to Dils Cemetery
This view is from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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