THE OFFICIAL TOUR OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS FEUD
Take a two-hour tour on a comfortable, 14-passenger, air conditioned tour bus to learn the history of the famous Hatfield and McCoy Feud! You will have a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who will take you back to a time when life as we know it today, was much different. You will visit several locations where the feud played itself out. These areas of interest will include the Pikeville City Park, where several battles were fought during the civil war. Many people believe these battles laid the foundation for the feud. Pikeville City Park is where James A. Garfield was commissioned as a brigadier general during the civil war, leading up to his presidency. Ironically, it was during the election for Garfield’s presidency when a fight broke out at the election place. This fight leads to the death of Ellison Hatfield at the hands of three McCoy boys. You will be told about the history that lies within the walls of Pikeville Methodist Church, which split into a North & South church on Main Street as part of the war and debate on slavery. You will stop by the Pike County Courthouse where the Hatfields are tried for their crimes against the McCoys. This is the exact location that Ellison “Cotton Top” Mounts is sentenced to death by hanging. You will visit the hanging site and cemetery where Cotton Top rests. The tour will give you an opportunity to view the Pikeville homes of Randolph & Sara McCoy and Bad Frank & Nancy Phillips, as well as the location where Perry Cline’s home once stood. You will get to visit and learn about the history of Dills Cemetery, home to the final resting place of Randolph, Sara & Roseanna. Dills Cemetary is the first integrated cemetery in Eastern Kentucky. This cemetery is where many freed slaves and their descendants rest beside many civil war veterans. A viewing of the cemetery and grave site of Perry Cline located on Mt. Martha Drive, named after Perry’s wife is included in your tour.
After your tour, don’t forget to purchase a copy of the Pike County Tourism self-guided driving tour for your whole family to enjoy. This narrative CD tour, with map and GPS coordinates, will take you further into Pike County, KY to visit more important feud sites. See sites including a replica of the cabin where the famous pig trial took place. The CD tour will guide you to the pawpaw tree site where the three young McCoy boys were shot to death by the Hatfield family. You will visit Aunt Betty McCoy’s home site where Roseanna stayed while she was with child. The gravesite beside Aunt Betty’s home is where Roseanna’s baby rests. Hear and live the history while exploring and enjoying the beauty of the East Kentucky Mountains through this great CD offer. See your tour guide for additional information.
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