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

Fort Anderson

 
 
Fort Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
1. Fort Anderson Marker
Inscription.  Union fortification built 1861 and named for Kentuckian Robt. Anderson of Fort Sumter fame. Led by Gen. N.B. Forrest. CSA forces attacked fort on March 25, 1864, seized supplies, and burned wharf. CSA Col. Albert Thompson of Paducah killed. Next day USA troops under Col. S. G. Hicks burned homes to clear area of cover for Confederate soldiers.
 
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways, presented by Paducah Hospital Assoc. (Marker Number 828.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.564′ N, 88° 36.183′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker can be reached from Park Avenue east of North 5th Street. Marker is in front of the parking lot of Paducah Convention Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 Park Ave, 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. Battle of Paducah-March 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Grant's Proclamation
Fort Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
2. Fort Anderson Marker
In a grassy area with five other markers
(a few steps from this marker); A Paducah CSA Hero (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Albert Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood Wall / The 1937 Flood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty of Texas 1836 / Mexican-American War 1846-48 (about 500 feet away); MAQS (approx. 0.4 miles away). 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 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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