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

Pawpaw Tree Incident

 
 
Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker
Inscription.  This episode is result of August 1882 election-day fight. Tolbert, a son of Randolph McCoy, exchanged heated words with Ellison Hatfield, which started a fight. Tolbert, Pharmer and Randolph McCoy Jr. stabbed Ellison to death. Later the three brothers were captured by Hatfield clan, tied to pawpaw trees, and shot in retaliation.
Presented by Pikeville-Pike County Tourism.
 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2047.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 37° 37.098′ N, 82° 9.933′ W. Marker is in McCarr, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 1056 south of River Street, on the right when traveling north. About ¼ mile south of the West Virginia/Kentucky border at Matewan, WV. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Carr KY 41544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Paw Paw Tree Incident (within shouting distance of this marker); Matewan Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Working Together for One Another (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Cecil E. Roberts Building (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Matewan Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); M.E. South Church (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); The Battle of Matewan (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Mingo County / State of Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker
Taken looking south on Route 1056.
Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Pawpaw Tree Incident 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 4,939 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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