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

Paw Paw Tree Incident

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
1. Paw Paw Tree Incident Marker
Inscription.  This episode is the result of the infamous August 1882 election day fight. Randolph McCoy's son Tolbert engaged in a heated argument with "Devil Anse" Hatfield's brother Ellison. This lead to a fight in which Tolbert, and his brothers Pharmer and Randolph, Jr., stabbed Ellison. Later on, when Ellison succumbed to his injuries, the Hatfield gang captured the three McCoy boys, brought them back to Kentucky, tied them to pawpaw trees and executed them here.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 37° 37.1′ N, 82° 9.917′ W. Marker is in Buskirk, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 1056 just south of River Street, on the right when traveling north. In a park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Radio Hill St, Mc Carr KY 41544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pawpaw Tree Incident (within shouting distance of this marker); Matewan Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia);
Paw Paw Tree Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
2. Paw Paw Tree Incident Marker
M.E. South Church (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Mingo County / State of Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Sid Hatfield (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan and the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan Area History (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Hatfield-McCoy Feud (approx. 0.4 miles away in West Virginia).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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