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

McCoy House

 
 
McCoy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2008
1. McCoy House Marker
Inscription.  After Hatfields burned the McCoy home, January 1, 1888, Randolph and Sarah McCoy never returned to Blackberry Creek. Governors of Ky. and West Va. urged Hatfields and McCoys to move away from each other. McCoys purchased house near river bank on East Main St., and Randolph operated a ferry across the Big Sandy River.
Presented by Pikeville-Pike County Tourism
 
Erected 2004 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2145.)
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 28.925′ N, 82° 30.939′ W. Marker is in Pikeville, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Scott Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 Main Street, 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. Col. John Dils, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Riddle
McCoy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2008
2. McCoy House Marker
Taken looking east toward bridge where McCoy operated the ferry.
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Effie Waller Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1821 (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. ¼ mile away); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (approx. ¼ mile away); Dils Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
The Purchased McCoy House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
3. The Purchased McCoy House and Marker
Currently Chirico’s Italian restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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