Dils Cemetery

Dils Cemetery, Pikeville

Dils Cemetery
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Brad
Winchester, KY332 contributions
Rich with History, and a Beautiful View
Sep 2021 • Couples
Founded a civil war veteran who was adamantly against slavery, Dil’s cemetery is possibly the first integrated cemetery in Eastern Kentucky.

Mr. Dil’s grave commands the best spot in the graveyard, perched on a hill overlooking the town of Pikesville. Of course the biggest point of interest here is the numerous members of both the Hatfield and McCoy clans whose feud made the region famous.

This place is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. My one complaint is the parking situation. You actually have to drive 1 road further down, park in a small lot, and then cross a bridge and the cemetery’s own road before climbing the stairs up to the graveyard.
Written September 15, 2021
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Jason C
Morganfield, KY367 contributions
Small historic cemetery
Aug 2020
Dils Cemetery is built into the side of a mountain and is accessed by some steep stairs and a walk over uneven ground, so be (Trip)advised before you go. Once you make it up, however, you'll be treated to a small, beautiful cemetery that serves as the final resting place for members of both the Hatfield and McCoy clans. It's small, but picturesque enough to be worth the climb. I wouldn't travel specifically to see this cemetery, but it's worth a stop if you're in the area.
Written May 21, 2021
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2chipper
Culbertson, MT174 contributions
Interesting site
Nov 2020 • Friends
We stumbled onto this. Really enjoyed the cemetery with old graves. Great example of Appalachian cemetery.
Written November 19, 2020
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Amanda M
Pikeville, KY2 contributions
Super Cool!
Nov 2020
Being able to see a part of history was really cool. Even though I felt like a bull in a china shop. There are several little headstones and unmarked graves. Just be careful you don’t accidentally knock one over and make the ghosts mad. We went on Halloween and surprisingly no one was there at night. I’m glad no one was wild enough to do that. It was fun trying to read the old headstones and facts about the cemetery. I’m happy they take good care of the property and let the public view it. A great opportunity to make sure history isn’t forgotten.
Written November 1, 2020
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Lynn60
Kentucky1,402 contributions
Piece of history
Oct 2020
Seeing a piece of history and knowledge of some of the lives of the ones buried there. Several steps to the top. Be sure to get the driving brochure at the visitor center. Well worth the climb.
Written October 6, 2020
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RichKYmike
Richmond, KY10 contributions
Quick stop
Jul 2019
This is worth a quick stop if you're interested in the feud, or history, the stairs to the cemetery aren't bad, but the bugs are, bring spray!! :)
Written September 4, 2019
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ManningAvenger
Sellersburg, IN1,200 contributions
Climbing to history
Aug 2019
Be prepared to climb quite a few steps and walk up some hills.Not the best kept cemetery, but the history is definitely here. Not only graves for some of the Hatfields and McCoys but graves for several Civil War soldiers. And it's one of the first integrated cemeteries in the state.
Written September 1, 2019
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RegularTraveler_13
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States176 contributions
Worth the climb.
Jun 2019 • Solo
You made need some help with directions to the cemetery and there are steep steps to get up to it but if your are interested in Hatfield McCoy sites it's well worth it. Old Ran'l is buried there along with his wife and daugther.
Written June 9, 2019
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lkscott655
Lexington, KY17 contributions
Little Bit o' History
Oct 2018 • Business
Found ourselves in Pikeville on a beautiful sunny day. Dils Cemetery gave us a great opportunity to explore a bit of area history.
Written February 20, 2019
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Shea W
30 contributions
Worth the stop
Nov 2018
If you want to see a little bit of history definitely stop! You do have to park across the road and walk up some stairs. It is a little steep in some points so for those with trouble walking I would not recommend.
Written November 11, 2018
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