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Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy Marker
Inscription.  Asa Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, was shot in 1865 by the Logan Wildcats. The Wildcats were led by Confederate "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Jim Vance was the suspected leader in the murder, although there was never a conviction. This was the first incident between the two families.

Presented by Pikeville-Pike County Tourism.
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society – Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2068.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 37° 33.461′ N, 82° 11.505′ W. Marker is near Ransom, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Big Blue Springs Road south of State Route 1056, on the left when traveling south. About 50 feet south of Route 1056 across the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ransom KY 41558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hog Trial / Election Fight (approx. 1.7
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy Marker
Taken looking toward Route 1056 on other side of the bridge.
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miles away); Hog Trial Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); McCoy Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Real McCoy Homestead Uncovered (approx. 3.4 miles away); Randal McCoy's Well (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Randolph McCoy House (approx. 3.4 miles away); McCoy Well (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pawpaw Tree Incident (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 5,193 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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