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

Paducah 1873 “Birds Eye View”

 
 
Paducah 1873 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Paducah 1873 Marker
Inscription. It was common practice in post-Civil War America for communities to be depicted in bird's-eye views showing buildings, people, animals boats, rivers, streams and railroad lines. This mural recreates an 1873 Bird's -Eye View Map of Paducah which now hangs in the market House Museum.

After surviving the Civil War with only minor damage, Paducah in 1873 was a prosperous and growing city. Much of the community's prosperity was due to its river and rail facilities, many of which are illustrated in this mural. By 1900, Paducah had grown to be one of the largest manufacturing and distributing centers in Kentucky and was classified as a 2nd class city.

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1. Court House
2. Male Seminary
3. County Jail
4. Public Schools
5. Hospital
6. Railroad Pres. Church
7. Hub & Spoke factory
8. Fort Anderson
9. Vaughn Tobacco Whrs.
10. Kay, Cobb & Co. Tobacco
11. Allard & Son Flour Mill Episcopal
12. Tobacco Manufactory
13. McKnight Planing Mill Church
14. Langstaff, Orm Planing & Sawmill Colored Church
15. Marine Ways
16. Linning & Jackson Factory
17. Rolling Mill
18. Phoenix Foundry
19. Furniture Factory
20. Episcopal Church
21. Baptist Church
22. Methodist Church
23. Christian Church
24. Presbyterian
Paducah 1873 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Paducah 1873 Marker
Church
25. Cumberland
26. Lutheran Church
27. Catholic Church
28. Jewish Synagogue
29. N. Methodist
30. Baptist Colored
31. Methodist
32. Market House
33. McCutchen House
34. Smedley House
35. Langstaff House
36. Bank
 
Erected by Rex Holland, Jr., Richard Holland and Mary Leigh Holland Stiff in memory of their parents, Dr. Rex and Jane C. Holland.
 
Location. 37° 5.308′ N, 88° 35.655′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Click for map. This mural is between Paducah architecture reflected the settlers' different religious faiths and first log cabin. 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. Paducah's Architecture (here, next to this marker); Robert S. Davis (here, next to this marker); Paducah's River Industry (a few steps from this marker); George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818 (a few steps from this marker); Union Gen. U.S. Grant (a few steps from this marker); First Log Cabin / First Frame House (a
Paducah 1873 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Paducah 1873 Marker
few steps from this marker); "Market" (within shouting distance of this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" Marker
Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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