No two pieces of McCoy pottery are exactly alike: As with all machine-made pottery, the patterns on the first pieces out of a particular mold are clear and crisp; those on the last, made hundreds of castings later, are fuzzy and indistinct. Many McCoy pieces are marked on the bottom, making it easy to verify their authenticity.
The first is located just south of Williamson on Route 52, and the second is located in the history steeped town of Matewan. The Buffalo Mountain Trail is commonly known as the most historic trail of all the Hatfield-McCoy systems. Incredibly popular with dirt bike riders and motorcycle enthusiasts, Buffalo Mountain offers the most single track mileage of any Hatfield-McCoy Trail System with over 20 new miles opened in 2009.