Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Col. Ed Murray's Home
Site of home of Col. Ed Murray who built the USS Merrimac, 1855. Ship was taken by Confederates at Norfolk, April 20, 1861. Rebuilt as “ironclad”, the CSS Virginia. On March 8, 1862, it sank two US ships off Hampton Roads, Va. Next day engaged in famous five hour battle with USS Monitor. Virginia was burned on May 10, 1862, to prevent capture by Union forces.
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1037.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1862.
Location. 37° 4.755′ N, 88° 35.786′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South 6th Street near Ohio Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 South 6th Street, 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. Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th of August Global War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); McCracken County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congressmen Representing First District Which Included Jackson Purchase, 1819-1995 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dolly McNutt Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paducah Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
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