DescriptionPikeville, county seat to the state's largest county, is named for Gen. Zebulon M. Pike, a U.S. Army officer and explorer who discovered Pike's Peak in Colorado. A statue dedicated to Col. James A. Garfield, Union Army officer and 20th president of the United States, can be viewed in the Pikeville City Park.
The town is home to the Pikeville Cut-Through and Scenic Overlook, purportedly the second largest earth-moving project north of the Panama Canal. It took some 14 years to physically re-route the river and the railroad system to relieve the town from flooding when it was completely underwater 1957-77.
Visitor InfoPike County Tourism CVB 831 Hambley Blvd. PIKEVILLE, KY 41502. Phone:(606)432-5063 or (800)844-7453
Self-guiding toursA map for a self-guiding driving tour outlining the Hatfield-McCoy feud sites is available at the tourism office. The two families feuded 1863-1891, and the tour highlights some of the places where actual events took place. One of the sites along the tour is the Historic Dills Cemetery, a resting place for several of the McCoy family members as well as the first integrated cemetery in eastern Kentucky.
Things to SeeBig Sandy Heritage Center Museum