First Killing Historical marker.

Site of First Hatfield-McCoy Killing

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Blackberry, Kentucky

The first killing in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud took place on January 7, 1865. Asa Harmon McCoy, who was a Union soldier, was shot dead by a band of Confederate vigilantes led by "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Asa was the younger brother of Randolph McCoy, who, oddly, also happened to be a Confederate. Nevertheless, Randolph never forgave the Hatfields, and would lead his clan against theirs for the next 25 years.

Also see: Hatfield-McCoy Feudin' Trail

Site of First Hatfield-McCoy Killing

Address:
Big Blue Springs Rd, Blackberry, KY
Directions:
On the northbound side of Hwy 1056, about 2.5 miles south of its intersection with Hwy 319. From Hwy 1056 turn east onto Big Blue Springs Rd. Cross the one-lane bridge, and you'll see the marker on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Hatfield-McCoy MonumentHatfield-McCoy Monument, Blackberry, KY - < 1 mi.
Feudin' Pig and Stabbing CabinFeudin' Pig and Stabbing Cabin, McCarr, KY - 2 mi.
McCoy Well and HomeplaceMcCoy Well and Homeplace, Hardy, KY - 3 mi.
In the region:
Burial Ground of the Hatfields, Sarah Ann, WV - 15 mi.

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