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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Log Cabin / First Frame House

 
 
First Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. First Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.
First Log Cabin
Here in April 1821, three years after the Jackson Purchase, the first home, a round-log cabin, was built by James and William Pore. Only a few Indians remained. James Davis, his wife and three sons, built a shelter soon after. In the next five years a score or more settled along the Tennessee River. Town was first named Pekin. Over

First Frame House
Was built by Albert Hayes in 1826 a few feet south of here. It had three rooms, was "quite attractive in those days" and bore the name "Fox House". Tradition is that Gen. William Clark stayed here when he platted town, May 26, 1827, and changed its name, Pekin to Paducah, in honor of Chief Paducke. Over.

Marker by Greater Paducah Chamber of Commerce
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1052.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.299′ N, 88° 35.662′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and North Water Street, on the left when traveling east
First Frame House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. First Frame House Marker
on Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert S. Davis (a few steps from this marker); George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818 (a few steps from this marker); Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Paleo and Archaic Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's River Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodland and Mississippian Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Gen. U.S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Frame House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. First Frame House Marker
First Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. First Log Cabin Marker
First Log Cabin / First Frame House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. First Log Cabin / First Frame House Marker
This is the downtown parking lot facing the river which is lined with over 40 murals. The marker is behind the trees from this view.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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