Most People Don’t Know About North Carolina’s Own Hatfield And McCoy Dispute

It never gained quite the notoriety of neighboring West Virginia’s Hatfield and McCoy wars, but North Carolina’s own Hatfield and McCoy land dispute left some very deep scars between our state and Georgia for many years in the early 19th century.

There are rumors, of course, that the old Hatfield and McCoy dispute was actually over a pig. Whether you believe it was over a pig or land, it remains one of the bloodiest family disputes in America. We’re glad North Carolina’s own Hatfield and McCoy dispute, called the Walton Wars, was settled relatively quickly before it escalated any further out of control.