Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Rotary Club of Paducah / "Service Above Self"
Established in 1915 as the 2nd Rotary Club in Kentucky and 139th in the world. The Club met first at the Palmer House, then the Irvin S. Cobb Hotel and then the Carson Center. From an initial membership of 55 men, the Club grew to include more than 200 people of all genders, races, and cultural backgrounds.
The Club has a rich history of philanthropic work in Paducah, particularly with children. The annual Antique Quilt Show raises money for educational programs, including speech contests and learning resources. Starting in 2010, the Community Scholarship Program paid college tuition for qualified McCracken Co. students.
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2557.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 37° 5.211′ N, 88° 35.664′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ann I. Baker / Ann I. Baker (1873 - 1931) (a few steps from this marker); Second Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron Horse Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn of the Atomic Age (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "A" Boom in Paducah (about 300 feet away); Welcome to the Atomic City (about 300 feet away); Bicentennial of Paducah (about 300 feet away); Paducah's Railroad Heritage (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
More about this marker. According to the Kentucky Historical Society's website, the marker was dedicated on August 1, 2018.
Also see . . . Rotary Club of Paducah. Official website of the organization (Submitted on August 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.