Hatfield-McCoy tours underway in Pike County

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 5:45 PM EDT
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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The history of the famous feuding families can be taught and learned by a walking or driving tour around the county.

“Seeing these people return, it just fuels the whole charge of our marketing to get people to rediscover and discover Eastern Kentucky and Pikeville, Pike County,” said Pike County Tourism Executive Director, Tony Tackett.

Last Saturday, a family visited to celebrate the 15th birthday of their son.

“He said I want to go to Eastern Kentucky and see the Hatfield and McCoy history, so when he got here he knew more than his parents knew,” added Tackett.

Hatfield and McCoy’s history helps the local economy hundreds of years after the feud.

“Woodworkers, stained glass, steel punch, cornshuck, they’re bringing those off the front porch, those artists into venues of gift shops, farmer’s markets,” said Tackett.

The tourism office works hard to make sure people who visit the county are safe.

“We wear masks, we hand sanitize every 15 minutes, our hands, our phones continuously, our doorknobs,” added Tackett.

The Pike County tourism office is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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