“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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The Hatfield-McCoy Feud Historical Markers

The legendary but true bloody feud between the Hatfield clan of West Virginia and the McCoy clan of Kentucky that began in 1865 and ended in a truce in 1928.
Here Lies Floyd McCoy side of marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
Here Lies Floyd McCoy side of marker
1 Kentucky, Boyd County, Catlettsburg — 2547 — Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy
James H. McCoy. Oldest son of Randall and Sarah. Last living McCoy feudist before passing away in 1929. He was a peacemaker in the feud and tried to talk Frank Phillips out of killing Jim Vance & Bill Dempsey. In 1928, James & Tennis Hatfield, . . . Map (db m126114) HM
2 Kentucky, Pike County, Buskirk — Paw Paw Tree Incident
This episode is the result of the infamous August 1882 election day fight. Randolph McCoy's son Tolbert engaged in a heated argument with "Devil Anse" Hatfield's brother Ellison. This lead to a fight in which Tolbert, and his brothers Pharmer and . . . Map (db m162516) HM
3 Kentucky, Pike County, Hardy — McCoy WellWilliamson Daily News
HARDY, Ky. - What do you get when you combine clear, fresh well water from the original McCoy family log cabin site with Pauley Hollow Distillery? Real Appalachian moonshine made in Pike County, Kentucky. The old rustic water well of Randal . . . Map (db m162517) HM
4 Kentucky, Pike County, Hardy — Randal McCoy's WellHatfield & McCoy Mountain — Hardy, Kentucky —
Nestled at Hardy, Kentucky in a spectacular mountain valley, the Randal McCoy well still stands. The well is 25 to 30 feet deep, and if it could talk it would say, "I'm now enjoying the scenery, heritage and especially the friendly people who . . . Map (db m162519) HM
5 Kentucky, Pike County, Hardy — 2062 — Site of Randolph McCoy House
House was located on Blackberry Fork of Pond Creek. It burned Jan. 1, 1888, during a Hatfield raid. Two of Randolph's children, Alifair and Calvin, were killed in attack; their mother Sally was badly injured. Randolph and other children escaped. . . . Map (db m55887) HM
6 Kentucky, Pike County, Hardy — The Real McCoy Homestead UncoveredBy New National Geographic Channel Series "Diggers"
Newly Discovered Artifacts at Patriarch Randall McCoy's Home in Rural Hardy, Kentucky, Uncover Clues About Infamous McCoy and Hatfield 1888 Showdown 2013 Marks the 125” Anniversary of the Legendary Hatfield-McCoy New Year's Day . . . Map (db m162521) HM
7 Kentucky, Pike County, McCarr — 2066 — Hog Trial / Election Fight
(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, . . . Map (db m50663) HM
8 Kentucky, Pike County, McCarr — Hog Trial Site
In the fall of 1878, Randolph McCoy brought charges against Floyd Hatfield for stealing one of his hogs. The resulting trial occurred here and was presided over by the local justice of the peace, Preacher Anderson Hatfield. Preacher Anderson was . . . Map (db m50667) HM
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9 Kentucky, Pike County, McCarr — 2067 — McCoy Cemetery
Among the graves in the McCoy Cemetery are those of Randolph McCoy's three sons - Tolbert, Pharmer, and Randolph Jr. - all killed by the Hatfields. Also buried here are Alifair and Calvin McCoy, who were killed by the Hatfields when cabin was . . . Map (db m50661) HM
10 Kentucky, Pike County, McCarr — 2047 — Pawpaw Tree Incident
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 . . . Map (db m50662) HM
11 Kentucky, Pike County, Pikeville — Dils Cemetery
Colonel John Dils purchased the property in 1871 on which this cemetery is located. He was the colonel of the 39th Kentucky Infantry in the Civil War. In addition to Colonel Dils, there are several Civil war veterans buried here with the original . . . Map (db m146195) HM
12 Kentucky, Pike County, Pikeville — 1913 — Feudists on Trial
Hanging site of Ellison Mounts, Feb. 18, 1890. Seven other Hatfield supporters indicted for murder of Alifair McCoy were sentenced to life in prison. By the time of his trial, Mounts had confessed. He was also found guilty, but the jury recommended . . . Map (db m50815) HM
13 Kentucky, Pike County, Pikeville — 1728 — Hatfield-McCoy Feud / McCoy Graves Here
The feud resulted, in part, from Civil War conflicts, romantic entanglements, family-oriented discord, property and election disputes, mixed with mountain pride. Violence surrounding clan leaders Anderson Hatfield and Randolph McCoy . . . Map (db m146181) HM
14 Kentucky, Pike County, Pikeville — 2145 — McCoy House
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 . . . Map (db m50673) HM
15 Kentucky, Pike County, Pikeville — 1866 — Pike Co. Courthouse and Jail
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 . . . Map (db m56342) HM
16 Kentucky, Pike County, Ransom — 2068 — Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy
Asa Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, was shot in 1865 by the Logan Wildcats. The Wildcats were led by Confederate "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Jim Vance was the suspected leader in the murder, although there was never a conviction. This was the first . . . Map (db m50660) HM
17 Kentucky, Pike County, Stringtown — Baby’s Grave Site
Sarah Elizabeth, “Little Sally,” was the daughter of Roseanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield. She was born in the spring of 1881 and died when she was only eight months old. In 1880, Roseanna met Johnse at an Election Day celebration . . . Map (db m146138) HM
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18 Kentucky, Pike County, Stringtown — Baby’s Grave Site
Sarah Elizabeth, “Little Sally,” was the daughter of Roseanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield. She was born in the spring of 1881 and died when she was only eight months old. In 1880, Roseanna met Johnse at an Election Day celebration on Blackberry . . . Map (db m146139) HM
19 Kentucky, Pike County, Stringtown — 2176 — Sally McCoy / Grave of Sally McCoy
Sally McCoy. Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) McCoy was the daughter of Rosanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield. Her parents’ love affair played a role in the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud. Although circumstances prohibited the two from marrying, the child . . . Map (db m146141) HM
20 West Virginia, Logan County, Sarah Ann — Hatfield Cemetery
Capt. Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield, 1839-1921, is buried here. He was the leader of his clan in the bitter family feud with the McCoys. A life-sized statue, modeled from photographs and imported from Italy, marks his grave.Map (db m49912) HM
21 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Hatfield-McCoy Feud
With roots extending back years, this famous family feud erupted fully after an 1882 election day brawl in Pike County, Kentucky, between 3 sons of Randolph McCoy and Ellison Hatfield, brother of "Devil Anse.” After Ellison died, the McCoys were . . . Map (db m164955) HM
22 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Hatfield-McCoy Trail System Founders MonumentJohn English • Mike Whitt • O.L. “Leff” Moore
John W. English. “We had an idea. Build trails for riders from all over the country to come here to enjoy the beautiful mountains and to interact with the people of West Virginia. Build the trails on private property with the cooperation of . . . Map (db m178367) HM
23 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Matewan Area History
Matewan and the surrounding area have a rich and sometimes violent history that revolves around coal, the railroad and flooding. In the early 19th century, the Ferrell family settled in the area along the northern edge of Tug Fork and a then-unnamed . . . Map (db m87949) HM
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Sep. 25, 2023