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

Cobb's Birth Site

 
 
Cobb's Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Cobb's Birth Site Marker
Inscription.  House in which Paducah's famed humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, was born in 1876 stood here until 1917. The home of Dr. Reuben Saunders, Cobb's maternal grandfather, a pioneer physician who practiced here 1847-l891. For discovery of a cure for cholera in epidemic of 1876, he was decorated by several foreign countries, cited by U. S.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Clyde Boyles. (Marker Number 966.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.073′ N, 88° 35.717′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South 3rd Street (Business U.S. 60) south of Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 S 3rd St, 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. Dolly McNutt Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx.
Cobb's Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Cobb's Birth Site Marker
0.2 miles away); Second Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rotary Club of Paducah / "Service Above Self" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ann I. Baker / Ann I. Baker (1873 - 1931) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western Baptist Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Labor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Irvin S. Cobb image. Click for full size.
By Pirie MacDonald, circa 1914
3. Irvin S. Cobb
Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 27, 2021