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

Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky

 
 
Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky Marker
Inscription. The Chickasaw tribe claimed all of Kentucky and Tennessee west of the Tennessee River until a treaty in 1819. Therefore, on November 11, 1803, traders, trappers and Chickasaw natives took little notice of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Corps of discovery, as it trekked through these waters in route to the Pacific Ocean. Few ventures have surpassed their discovery. William Clark returned in 1827 to establish Paducah in honor of the Padouca Indians.
 
Erected by ponsored by friends, in memory of Paducah Ambassador, Charles Cissell.
 
Location. 37° 5.285′ N, 88° 35.643′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 S Water Street, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland and Mississippian Indians (here, next to this marker); First County Seat - Braxton Small (here, next to this marker); Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (here, next to this marker); Paleo and Archaic Indians (a few steps from this marker);
Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky Marker
Marine Ways (a few steps from this marker); May 1913 Paducah Homecoming (a few steps from this marker); Construction in the 1840's (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 25, 2011.) 
 
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Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 790 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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