Site Investigation Report

Names & Aliases
Hog Trial Cabin (Primary)
Preacher Anse Hatfield Cabin (Historic)
Toler Rd, McCarr KY Primary
Type: single dwelling   Use: Current   Period: Jim Crow era (1876 - 1965)   Style: none defined   Dates (from/to): 1850~ - open   Related Features: none defined
Property Ownership
Filed Under
rural population
mountain people
social change
social conflict
poor people

Investigator's Field Report

General Description

The log cabin in Pikeville, Kentucky occupied by "Preacher Anse" Hatfield, was the scene of one of the first open confrontations between the Hatfields and the McCoys. In the fall of 1878 "Ol' Ranel" McCoy accused one of the Hatfields of stealing his hog. At that time, Preacher Anse Hatfield served as the local justice of the peace and presided over the trial. The dismissal of the McCoy accusations led to lingering-- and intensified-- conflict between members of the two clans.

The "Hog Trial" Cabin is now a local tourist attraction and a stop on the region-wide "Hatfield-McCoy Feud Tour."

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