The Hatfield & McCoy Feud Tour App is an easy and convenient way to discover the history and the real sites of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
Direct descendants of both the Hatfields and McCoys who grew up along the creeks of the region designed the Feud App. With the use of actual court testimonies, interviews, confessions and newspaper articles from the 1880s and 1890s, the Feud App provides a unique perspective from the view of the participants in their own words.
Interviews with Devil Anse Hatfield and Ellison 'Cotton Top' Mounts are included along with court testimony from Randall McCoy, Sarah McCoy, Valentine "Wall" Hatfield and others.
An example is Sarah McCoy's court testimony from 1889, stating, "“I fell on my knees and began praying begging and crying for my children. Wall said there was no use of that, he would not have it. I remember seeing there at the time Cap, Johns, Carpenter, Dan Whitt, Alex Messer, Bill Tom Hatfield, and others and they were all armed.” She also stated, “While over at the mouth of Mate, I heard Wall say that if Ellison Hatfield died, he would shoot the boys as full of holes as a sifter bottom.”
It is designed with GPS technology to show your position, the location of the feud site of interest and a possible route that can be used to plan your trip in areas where GPS signal is available.
Even if you are not planning to visit the sites in person, the Feud App is designed as a convenient way to “tour” the sites on your mobile device. The sites include historical background as well as an image gallery. Both recent and historical photographs are used to show you what the region and participants looked like.
Learn that the participants were not only Hatfields and McCoys. Various family surnames included: Cline, Staton, Ellis, Phillips, Christian, Chambers, Mitchell, Browning, Vance, Mayhorn, Gillespie, Mounts, Messer, Wallace and Whitt. Important political figures play a role including Governor Simon Buckner of Kentucky and Governor Emanuel Willis Wilson of West Virginia. The feud even involved a case ruled upon by the United States Supreme Court in 1888 (Mahon v. Justice).
Features of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Tour App:
- Locates the historic feud sites with GPS maps & coordinates
- Provides the historical significance of each site
- Provides transcription of court testimonies & confessions from the participants
- Provides transcription of historical newspapers articles
- Includes historical photographs of the feud participants
- Includes historical & recent photographs of the sites
- Includes a list of businesses & restaurants that are in the region
- Links you to the Feud App eBay page to purchase souvenirs
- Provides a direct link to our Facebook community
These features combined with the unique perspective of the descendants from the Tug Valley, make the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Tour App the most unique and enjoyable way to discover the Hatfield & McCoy Feud on your mobile device. Download your copy now!
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Ratings and Reviews
The app isn't really bad. It's good and has lots of detail. The problem is, it needs a map with a geolocator on it. That makes it a lot easier to judge how far away from the historic sites you are. Other than that, clicking on the agreement every time you open the app is a bit much. Generally, the first time is enough. But each time I open the app, I have to agree. Fix that and add a map, and I'll give it a full 5 stars!
Not much of an app
I thought it would at the least for 3.99 have An active map system with info on lodgings and fuel, was I wrong.
Terrific Travel App for the Feud
I downloaded the Hatfield & McCoy Feud Tour App on my iPad and iPhone. This is an excellent travel app for learning more about the feud. It was made by local descendants who know about the history of the area.
It has a GPS map that helped us find the feud sites if you have a GPS cellular signal on the device. It can be used to find hotels and bed and breakfast places to stay in while traveling to the area, has historical documents, photographs and links to places to buy feud souvenirs.
It also links you to the app's facebook page which provides updates on local festivals and has feud related stories. The small price of this download is worth it for this travel and historical app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.