Pig Cabin.

Feudin' Pig and Stabbing Cabin

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McCarr, Kentucky

The Feudin' Pig and Stabbing Cabin sparked several key flare-ups in the Hatfield-McCoy feud. In 1878 one of the McCoys accused one of the Hatfields of stealing a pig. A trial was held in the cabin, which belonged to the local judge; the Hatfields were acquitted (The main witness was later killed by the McCoys). In 1880 "Devil Anse" Hatfield's son and Randolph McCoy's daughter accidentally met at the cabin and began an illicit romance; more tragedy followed. Then in 1882 a fight broke out at the cabin; three of McCoy's sons killed Hatfield's drunk brother (He was stabbed 27 times), which quickly led to even greater bloodshed.

The cabin is considered so important that it was completely rebuilt in 2012 on its original foundation. Its cement steps have vaguely visible footprints, said to be of various famous Hatfields and McCoys.

Also see: Hatfield-McCoy Feudin' Trail

Feudin' Pig and Stabbing Cabin

Address:
6884 KY-319, McCarr, KY
Directions:
On the northbound side of Hwy 319, just north of its intersection with Hwy 1056. Next to the post office.
Admission:
Free
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Hatfield-McCoy MonumentHatfield-McCoy Monument, Blackberry, KY - 2 mi.
Hatfield-McCoy ParkHatfield-McCoy Park, McCarr, KY - 2 mi.
Matewan Flood WallMatewan Flood Wall, Matewan, WV - 3 mi.
In the region:
Burial Ground of the Hatfields, Sarah Ann, WV - 13 mi.

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