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

Visitors Coming to Paducah

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Visitors Coming to Paducah Marker
Inscription. Visitors coming to Paducah by boat in the early part of the twentieth~century would have been greeted by the hustle and bustle of a riverfront lined with hotels, warehouses, packet boat offices, lumber yards, supply houses, iron foundries, maritime industries and small businesses, all connected to the river. One of the busiest places at the riverfront was the Paducah Wharf Boat, which was permanently moored at the foot of Broadway to allow the loading and unloading of cargo and passengers. Large barrels of dark~fired tobacco, known as hogsheads, lined the riverfront waiting to be shipped to ports in Central and South America, Europe and Africa.
 
Location. 37° 5′ N, 88° 36′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Between Homecoming and Construction in the 1840's. 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. Spanish American War Monument (a few steps from this marker); "Old Judge Priest" (a few steps from this marker); McCracken County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Proudly Dedicated to the Kentuckians
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Visitors Coming to Paducah Marker
(about 500 feet away); Tilghman House (about 500 feet away); Tilghman Home (about 500 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away); Dolly McNutt Plaza (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Visitors Coming to Paducah Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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