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

Hog Trial / Election Fight

 
 
Hog Trial Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Hog Trial Marker (obverse)
Inscription.  (obverse)
In 1873 Randolph McCoy accused Floyd Hatfield of stealing his hog. A trial followed, presided over by Reverend Anderson Hatfield, justice of the peace. To be fair, the jury consisted of six Hatfields and six McCoys. One witness, William Staton, stated he had seen Floyd mark the hog's ear. This resulted in Floyd's acquittal.
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(reverse)
In August 1882 an election was held near Jerry Hatfield's house. A fight broke out between Tolbert McCoy and Elias Hatfield. Tolbert's brothers joined in the fight as did Ellison Hatfield, who was stabbed and shot. He later died in West Virginia. The McCoy brothers were captured and killed in the "pawpaw tree" incident.
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Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2066.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society
Election Fight Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Election Fight Marker (reverse)
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, and the The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 37° 34.814′ N, 82° 10.806′ W. Marker is in McCarr, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Toler Road (Kentucky Route 319) west of Kentucky Route 1056, on the right when traveling west. Next to the McCarr Post Office. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hog Trial Site (here, next to this marker); McCoy Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Randolph McCoy House (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Real McCoy Homestead Uncovered (approx. 2˝ miles away); Randal McCoy's Well (approx. 2˝ miles away); McCoy Well (approx. 2˝ miles away); Pawpaw Tree Incident (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCarr.
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker
Taken looking west on Route 319.
Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
4. Hog Trial/Election Fight Marker
Taken looking toward Route 1056 with two other markers visible in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,898 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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