Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Gen. George Rogers Clark
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant landed here Sept. 6, 1861 to occupy Paducah for Federal Union.
Capt. Jack B. Sleeth laid first successful submarine cable, 1847. It reached from foot of Campbell St. to Illinois shore.
Presented 1963 by the Woodmen of the World
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 575.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 37° 5.269′ N, 88° 35.624′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on The Foot of Broadway east of South Water Street. Marker is at Paducah's Riverfront park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 The Foot of Broadway, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lock and Dam 52 (a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's RiverfrontConstruction in the 1840s (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Marine Supply and Service (a few steps from this marker); May 1913 Paducah Homecoming (a few steps from this marker); Wheel Repair (a few steps from this marker); Visitors Coming to Paducah (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
More about this marker. Unlike some Kentucky Historical Society markers, this one repeats on both sides.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.