Hog Trial/Election Fight

Hog Trial/Election Fight (HMY70)

Location: McCarr, KY 41544 Pike County
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N 37° 34.814', W 82° 10.806'

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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, William Staton, stated he had seen Floyd mark the hog's ear. This resulted in Floyd's acquittal.
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In August 1882 an election was held near Jerry Hatfield's house. A fight broke out between Tolbert McCoy and Elias Hatfield. Tolbert's brothers joined in the fight as did Ellison Hatfield, who was stabbed and shot. He later died in West Virginia. The McCoy brothers were captured and killed in the "pawpaw tree" incident.
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Details
HM NumberHMY70
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2066
Year Placed2001
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 395800 N 4159897
Decimal Degrees37.58023333, -82.18010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.814', W 82° 10.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 48.84" N, 82° 10' 48.36" 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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