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Kentucky Circuit Court, Pike County Records, 1860-1867

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Kentucky Circuit Court, Pike County Records




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Organized: Reel 1 (1860-1865); Reel 2 (1865-1866); Reel 3 (1866- 1867; Reel 4 (1867); Reel 5 (1865). Arranged numerically by case number.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Kentucky Circuit Court, Pike County, records, 1860-1867, 1F65M-29, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


5 reels of microfilm. 735 cases, approx. (5 variables)--defendant,--plantiff,-- date--case number--documents; Arranged by case number.

Scope and Content

This collection contains microfilmed copies of records filed in Pike County Circuit Court from August 22, 1860 to November 25, 1867. The materials, generally petitions, summonses, and other court documents, include papers concerning disputes between the Hatfields and McCoys in the 1860's which some historians believe may have contributed to the outbreak of their famous feud more than a decade later. Other cases represented in the records include several tied to the divided feelings brought about by the Civil War, such as questioning the confiscation of property by one side or the other. Contains numbers 1889 through 2625, though the file is not complete.


  • Hatfield family.
  • McCoy family.
  • Kentucky.--Circuit Court (Pike County)
  • Court records--Kentucky--Pike County.
  • Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Pike County (Ky.)--Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Petitions
  • Summonses

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