WELCH, W.Va. — A sign commemorating the death of Sid Hatfield was erected at the McDowell County Courthouse in Welch Thursday.
Sid Hatfield, the former sheriff of Matewan and his deputy Ed Chambers, were shot on August 1, 1921, on the courthouse steps in Welch, according to McDowell County Historical Society President Jay Chapman.
“The state historic marker was a project of the late Tom Hatcher who was involved with the historical society and I took it upon myself, along with others, to get the sign in place,” Chapman said.
The marker talks about the historic incident, and on the other side tells some of the history about the courthouse, Chapman said.
The men were murdered on the courthouse steps by Baldwin-Felts agents…