The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has recently announced that they will be unveiling a new historical marker, Friday, August 29, at the Frank Phillips and Nancy McCoy Phillips burial site. Both were involved in the famous Hatfield McCoy Feud, with Phillips serving as lawman that rounded up the feuding Hatfields, and Nancy McCoy Phillips being romantically involved with the “Johnse” Hatfield, before marrying Phillips. Many believe that Nancy McCoy Phillips’ father, Asa Harmon McCoy, was the first person killed in the feud.
Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with assistance from Pike County government, worked diligently to bring this marker to this historically important location. “When visitors tour the gravesites of the feudists, it brings the feud from popular lore to reality. These people lived, loved, and fought during one of America’s most difficult eras.” Said Tony K. Tackett, Pike County Tourism CVB Executive Director. “This history serves as a reminder of the toll civil unrest can have on a community and a nation.”
When visitors tour the grave sites of the feudists, it brings the feud from popular lore to reality.
The original article released by the Kentucky Historical Society can be viewed here. For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 email@example.com.