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

Jackson Purchase

 
 
Jackson Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
1. Jackson Purchase Marker
Inscription.  8,500 square mile area, former tribal lands of Chickasaw Indians. United States paid $300,000 for tract in 1818 after negotiations by General Andrew Jackson and Governor Isaac Shelby. Bordered by Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, now comprises Kentucky's eight and Tennessee's twenty westernmost counties.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1006.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 6.267′ N, 88° 37.953′ W. Marker is near Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on U.S. 45, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on a roadside pullout on US 45 (southbound lane only), 300 yards south of Irvin Cobb Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 US-45, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paducah, Kentucky / McCracken County (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Kentucky Industrial College
Jackson Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
2. Jackson Purchase Marker
Wide view, looking south on US 45
(approx. one mile away); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wacinton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. 1˝ miles away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. 1˝ miles away); Dr. William Stuart Nelson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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