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

Clara Barton's Visit

 
 
Clara Barton's Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Clara Barton's Visit Marker
Inscription.  The organizer of the American Red Cross in 1881, Clara Barton, came to Paducah March 13, 1884, on the steamboat "Josh V. Throop" to help direct relief work during the Ohio River flood. Relief boats traveled from Pittsburgh to Cairo in first flood relief operation of the American Red Cross.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; In memory of Charles and Anna Sullivan. (Marker Number 1032.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Clara Barton, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 5.268′ N, 88° 35.717′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street just east of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Broadway St, 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. $5 Bought Paducah (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware
Clara Barton's Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Clara Barton's Visit Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Log Cabin / First Frame House (about 300 feet away); Paleo and Archaic Indians (about 400 feet away); Woodland and Mississippian Indians (about 400 feet away); Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky (about 400 feet away); First County Seat - Braxton Small (about 400 feet away); Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
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 54 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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