Each weekend in May, Hatfields and McCoys have once again came together to restore some of the historic feud sites and resting places of these legendary families. However, this month’s efforts to restore and maintain these sites have been met with many challenges, as there have been less volunteers than ever before. Due to the pandemic, there has been less county workers available to maintain these sites, leaving this project in the hands of the Hatfields and McCoys, as well as Pike County Tourism CVB.
In previous weekends, a small group of descendants and volunteers cleaned several historic sites such as the McCoy Well Site (fresh plants and mulch), the gravel parking lot across from well site (new historic marker and landscaping), the historic Hatfield “Hog Trial” Cabin (mulch, plants, cleared debris) and RoseAnna McCoy’s Baby’s Gravesite (landscaping, cleared steps). The group also cleaned and detailed the McCoy grave sites by Aunt Betty’s House, as well as the Pike County Historic Courthouse (cleaned the square, planted new flowers in each pot around courthouse, and added American flags).
“Of course there is more work to do,” said Pike County Tourism CVB Executive Director Tony K. Tackett. “We need the descendants help now more than ever; this is a great opportunity to honor your family heritage.”
We Need You! The Next Cleanup – May 28-29, 2021
Interested in helping? The next cleanup is coming up May 28 and 29, 2021 (Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend). Friday’s cleanup will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Perry Cline Gravesite, with the Dils Cemetery cleanup (Randolph, Sally and RoseAnna McCoy’s Gravesite) beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday’s cleanup will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Hatfield Cemetery (resting place of William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield and family) in Sarah Ann, West Virginia. Then the cleaning crew will go to the McCoy family gravesites in Stringtown, KY (first right turn on the blacktopped road past Aunt Betty & Uriah McCoy’s historic home), beginning at 2:00 p.m. Note that this is not the graveyard that features Roseanna’s Baby’s grave, but rather the other McCoy Cemetery in the same area.
How to Support the Historic Sites
Hatfield and McCoy descendants, as well as those who are lovers of history, are welcome to support these legendary historic sites. There are many ways that you can support the Hatfield McCoy Feud Historic Sites, from volunteering at one of our cleanup events, to a monetary donation.
Contact Pike County Tourism CVB to volunteer:
(606) 432-5063 or contact us.
Hatfield McCoy Cleanup Gallery
Cleanup of the Hatfield & McCoy historic sites, May, 2021 in Pike County, Kentucky.
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Pike County Tourism CVB Visitors Center
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