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

Pawpaw Tree Incident

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. About mile south of the West Virginia/Kentucky border at Matewan, WV. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Carr KY 41544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mingo County / State of Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan and the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan Area History
Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker
Taken looking south on Route 1056.
(approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); McCoy Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hog Trial Site (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hog Trial/Election Fight (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Randolph McCoy House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCarr.
 
Additional keywords. Feud, Hatfield and McCoys
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Pawpaw Tree Incident Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,621 times since then and 73 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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