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

Dils Cemetery

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
1. Dils Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Colonel John Dils purchased the property in 1871 on which this cemetery is located. He was the colonel of the 39th Kentucky Infantry in the Civil War. In addition to Colonel Dils, there are several Civil war veterans buried here with the original Union military markers. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud District and has changed little since 1871. It is the final resting place of several participants in the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. Buried here are Randolph McCoy, the famed leader of the McCoy family, his wife Sarah, their daughter Roseanna, their son Sam and his wife, Martha. The cemetery is the first known racially integrated cemetery in Eastern Kentucky. 120 of the 500 graves, many of them unmarked, are African American.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 37° 28.671′ N, 82° 30.886′ W. Marker is in Pikeville, Kentucky
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
2. Dils Cemetery Markers
Both this and the black pole-mounted marker beyond the fence are titled Dils Cemetery. The small black signs to the left of the fencing point left to Colonel John Dils and Sam & Martha McCoy grave sites, and right for Basil & Martha Hatfield. The fenced area is the McCoy enclosure.
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, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from Chloe Road (Kentucky Route 1460) east of South Bypass Road (Kentucky Route 1460), on the left when traveling east. There is marked parking from the cemetery across the road at the Pikeville Fire Department lot. 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. A different marker also named The Dils Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dils Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); “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); John Paul Riddle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
More about this marker. This is one of two identical markers.
 
The McCoy Enclosure image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
3. The McCoy Enclosure
Sarah and Randolph McCoy are on the far right, Roseanna McCoy on the far left. In the foreground is a small granite marker carved “S. M.”.
Sarah and Randolph McCoy Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
4. Sarah and Randolph McCoy Gravestone
It reads, “McCoy, Sarah 1829–189-, Randolph 1825–1914. Famed leader, Hatfield-McCoy feud.”
Roseanna McCoy Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
5. Roseanna McCoy Gravestone
It reads, “Roseanna, 1859–1889. Daughter of Randolph and Sarah McCoy.”
Sam and Martha McCoy Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
6. Sam and Martha McCoy Gravesite
The granite monument reads, “McCoy, Martha 1856–1942, Sam 1857-1921. Together Forever.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 6, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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