Big Sandy Heritage Center
Opened in September, 2003, the Big Sandy Heritage Center houses several collections highlighting the culture of the Big Sandy area of Kentucky. These collections include artifacts from the Hatfield and McCoy feud, Native Americans, early settlers, coal mining, military history, the Country Music Highway, and the Cut-Through.
Backstory and Context
Big Sandy Heritage Center was established in September of 2003. Located behind
the old Courthouse in the former Hall of Justice, it houses the world's largest
collection of artifacts from the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. Also on display are
items showcasing the history of the Big Sandy area from the Native Americans to
the artists on the Country Music Highway. The museum offers walking tours of the city of Pikeville, which allows visitors to see the many historical buildings while hearing about their significance.