Big Sandy Heritage Museum
The Big Sandy Heritage Center is located in a Historic Railroad Station in downtown Pikeville. Here you will find dozens of exhibits that portray the rich history and culture of eastern Kentucky. The center showcases the people, places and events that have made our region so unique. Antebellum-era, African American History, Civil War, moving mountains, coal, floods, Native American and the Hatfield & McCoy Feud are only a few of the exhibits you will see.
Historic Dils Cemetery
Dils Cemetery is the final resting place of famed Hatfield-McCoy Feud chieftain Randolph McCoy, wife Sara and daughter Roseanna, son Sam and daughter-in-law Martha. Graves of soldiers from the Revolutionary War, French and Indian War, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I may be found there. Named for Colonel John Dils, this was the first integrated cemetery in eastern Kentucky. The cemetery has a walking trail and overlook and is one of the sites on the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Driving Tour.
Civil War Site
In the Pikeville City Park, Colonel James A. Garfield was commissioned Brigadier General in the Union Army. The man who later became president was sworn in as General by Squire Charles of Pike County, January 1862.
An engineering project second only to the Panama Canal as the most extensive land moving project in the Western Hemisphere. The cut itself is over 1300 feet long and 523 feet deep. The New York Times called it the “eighth wonder of the world.” A gazebo and overlook have been built for your enjoyment. You will find tennis courts, walking track, hiking trails and picnic areas at nearby Bob Amos Park.
Historic Downtown Pikeville Walking Tour
Pikeville features five districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As you take a stroll downtown you can see 53 historic buildings and homes with a history of each property on the tour including the Pikeville Collegiate Institute.