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

Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail

 
 
Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2008
1. Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail Marker
Inscription.  Courthouse erected 1888-89 by McDonald Bros.; later renovated 1932-33. Here was scene of Hatfield clan trials for murders of Tolbert, Randolph, Jr., Pharmer, Alifair, and Calvin McCoy. The defendants lodged in adjacent jail; found guilty and sentenced to life in prison except Ellison Mounts, hanged February 18, 1890. Courthouse and jail part of Hatfield-McCoy Feud Historic Dist.
 
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1866.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series lists.
 
Location. 37° 28.758′ N, 82° 31.036′ W. Marker is in Pikeville, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Division Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. In front of the Pike County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. County Named, 1821 (a few steps from this marker); To the Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers
Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail Marker in front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2008
2. Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail Marker in front of Courthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Riddle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dils Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Effie Waller Smith (about 800 feet away); Educator, Soldier, Congressman, President (about 800 feet away); Garfield at Piketon (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
Additional keywords. Hatfield-McCoy, Feud
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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