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

Grant's Proclamation

 
 
Grant's Proclamation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
1. Grant's Proclamation Marker
Inscription.  On this spot, September 6, 1861, Gen. U.S. Grant read proclamation to citizens of Paducah announcing that the Union Army was taking possession of town "to defend you" against Confederate attack. The "enemy" had taken "possession of and planted his guns" at Columbus and Hickman on the Mississippi. Union troops moved in and the U.S. occupied city for duration of war.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 924.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 5.564′ N, 88° 36.198′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North 5th Street north of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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
Grant's Proclamation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
2. Grant's Proclamation Marker
Paducah Convention Center is in the background.
marker. Battle of Paducah-March 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Anderson (a few steps from this marker); A Paducah CSA Hero (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Albert Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (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. Marker 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 81 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Jan. 18, 2021