The Greene-Jones War

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In the 1880s and 1890s a bloody feud was happening across two Appalachian counties, with conflicts over hogs, shootings, ambushes, cabins set on fire and the threat of the governor to call in the state militia to stop it.

This feud was NOT between the Hatfield and McCoy families in Kentucky and West Virginia. This one was about a hundred miles to the southwest, in Hancock and Hawkins counties in Tennessee and was so violent it’s remembered as the Greene-Jones War instead of the Greene-Jones Feud.

Today we tell that story.

If you’d like more information about this fascinating part of Appalachian history, check out this website which contains a detailed account of the feud: Greene-Jones_War

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