About the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail
Completing the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail is a fun and exciting journey through 75 rustic miles of Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky's most beautiful scenic roads. Through geocaching, explore the land where the battle between these two infamous families took place. You will travel to spots historically significant to both the Hatfield & McCoy families and see locations important to what has to be the most famous American family feud.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS enabled devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share your experience online.
All of us have a chance to open a book or watch a movie about America's History and imagine what it must have been like to be part of this bloody feud. Now you can visit the very spots where Johnse & Rosanne met. Stand in locations where they felt love so strong that they defied the wishes of their families and bore a child and suffered the agony of it's death. Visit where The McCoy boys where tied to the Paw Paw trees and killed by the Hatfields, and walk away with a better understanding of the feud.
The items shown here are artifacts found this summer on the site of the McCoy Home place which is stop number two on the GeoTrail. Dug from the ground by the National Geographic show "The Diggers".
Special thanks to the landowners Bob & Rita Scott for placing these items on loan for all to enjoy at the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce.
This past year, with the release of the History Channel's The Hatfield's & McCoy's movie, the nation has been exposed to what we locals have always known was an important piece of the battle between good & evil, right & wrong, the North & the South and mostly between love & hate. No matter which side you believe was right, in the end, you will enjoy the story.
The Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail caches are all family friendly and not difficult to find or approach. They are designed to be accessible by the majority of people. However, because several of the sites involve stairs or short hikes, this series is NOT wheelchair accessible. For persons with disabilities, there are many other geocaching opportunities in the Big Sandy & Tug Valley Areas that ARE handicapped accessible.
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