Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pike County Working On Hatfield, McCoy Cemetery

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...Pike County officials have found a cemetery linked to the Hatfield and McCoy feud, and now they are working to clear a direct path to it in hopes it will boost tourism. Buried in the cemetery are Frank Philips, who was another foe of the Hatfields, and his wife Nancy, who was born a McCoy, married a Hatfield, and then married Frank. Pike County Magistrate Hillman Dotson says, since the Hatfields and McCoys gained national attention through the recent History Channel documentary, numerous people have been coming to the area. Dotson hopes a road to the  cemetery is finished enough that you can drive up to it within five to seven days and hopes the whole project is finished within the next month. Dotson is hoping the cemetery will be included on the historical registers.