The election day fight is one of the most infamous stories in Hatfield & McCoy Feud lore. And as with many stories found in history, historians and Hatfield and McCoy descendants differ in opinion on the details of the historical account. Depictions of both Tolbert McCoy and Ellison Hatfield, who allegedly began the fight that resulted in a three versus one murder, vary greatly, with blame being shifted to one side or another depending on the storyteller’s interpretation of the tragic story. One thing is for certain, the Election Day Fight is without a doubt one of the key incidents that fueled the feud.
Hatfield McCoy Historic Feud Tour Information
Thousands of people from all around the world have visited Pike County, Kentucky to immerse themselves into some of America’s richest historical locales. Pike County is home to most of the significant Hatfield and McCoy feud sites, and as a result of the recent spike in the feud’s popularity, Pikeville/Pike County offers a self-guided tour of these interesting historic locales.
The Hatfield and McCoy Driving Tour is a self-guided tour that includes all of the sites, both in Kentucky and West Virginia, of the feud. Visitors are provided a Hatfield and McCoy Driving Tour brochure for free, which features step-by-step instructions for finding each feud site that is open to the public. An optional Hatfield and McCoy Driving Tour CD is available for purchase below. Both items can be found in our visitors’ center store, located in the Hampton Inn on 831 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville. The audio CD serves as a tour guide for the feud sites, and offers professional voice talent and music, which spices up the already wonderful tour.
Click here to visit the Hatfield McCoy Heritage Tour page.