In 2012 and 2014, archaeological investigations were conducted at the Randall and Sally McCoy House in northeastern Pike County. These investigations were undertaken in partnership with “Diggers,” a National Geographic Television show about two metal detector specialists who investigate historic sites.
Today, this site is one of many that attract visitors interested in the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. This feud took place along the Kentucky (mostly Pike County) and West Virginia (mostly Logan County) border in the middle to late nineteenth century.
At this site, on January 1, 1888, members of the Hatfield Clan attacked the McCoy's home. They beat mother Sally McCoy; two children - Alafair and Calvin McCoy - died; and the McCoy House and outbuildings were completely burned. The McCoy Family moved to Pikeville and Devil Anse Hatfield moved further to the east in Logan County, West Virginia. This helped end the famous feud.