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.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the museum's new location
Backstory and Context
The 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.