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Hatfield-McCoy Monument.

Hatfield-McCoy Monument

Field review by the editors.

Blackberry, Kentucky

The Hatfield-McCoy monument was unveiled in 2012. It's just down the road from the site of the first killing in the Hatfield-McCoy feud, and its main feature is a low serpentine wall, meant to represent the meandering Tug River that separates West Virginia and Kentucky and their respective Hatfield and McCoy clans.

The granite wall is lined with plaques that give a chronological outline of the feud from 1863 to its official end in 1924, with one side favoring the Hatfields as the victims, the other the McCoys. The wall stands on a circular plaza that's an oversized inscribed map, with markers flagging the various feud flashpoints.

Hatfield-McCoy Monument.

Behind the wall stands a tombstone-like monument, its sides devoted to the feud's four most colorful characters: clan leaders "Devil Anse" Hatfield and Randolph McCoy, and their doomed-lovebird children Johnse and Roseanna. For those who can't climb the steep hills of the local cemeteries, this marker serves as a convenient substitute.

Also see: Hatfield-McCoy Feudin' Trail

Hatfield-McCoy Monument

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Hwy 1056, Blackberry, KY
Orville Morris Park. On the southbound side of Hwy 1056, about 2.5 miles south of its intersection with Hwy 319.
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