Hog Trial Site

Hog Trial Site (HMY74)

Location: McCarr, KY 41544 Pike County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 34.815', W 82° 10.803'

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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 Devil Anse Hatfield's cousin and did not want to appear biased so he gathered a jury of six Hatfields and six McCoys to hear the case. When the jury reached its verdict. Selkirk McCoy, nephew of Sarah McCoy and a veteran of the Virginia Confederacy, sided with the six Hatfields in favor of Floyd. The McCoys felt betrayed and open hostilities soon erupted between the Hatfield and McCoy families. Later Bill Staton, who testified in favor of his brother-in-law Floyd Hatfield was killed by two of Randolph McCoy's nephews while he was hunting. They were tried and acquitted in a trial presided over by Valentine Hatfield, uncle of Devil Anse. After this, violence between the families continued and the resulting conflict eventually escalated into the most famous family feud in American history.
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HM NumberHMY74
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 395805 N 4159898
Decimal Degrees37.58025000, -82.18005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.815', W 82° 10.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 48.90" N, 82° 10' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6840-6998 KY-319, McCarr KY 41544, US
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