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

Liberty of Texas 1836 / Mexican-American War 1846-48

 
 
Liberty of Texas 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Liberty of Texas 1836 Marker
Inscription.  
Liberty of Texas 1836
From here 18 “Paducah Volunteers” led by Capt. Amon B. King embarked for Texas in 1835 in response to Sam Houston's appeal for aid in fight for freedom from Mexico. Two weeks after The Alamo, in battle at Refugio, Urrea's Mexican troops captured and executed Capt. King and his men. Many other Americans suffered same atrocities.

Mexican-American War 1846-48
From this point a company of 90 Paducahans - 3500 population - formed by Lt. Harry Easton, left to take part in the Mexican War. The men lodged at old Fisher Hotel nearby during time of recruiting. Later they joined volunteers from other counties in the Jackson Purchase. Kentuckians led in turning tide, battle of Buena Vista.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Commission and Kentucky Department of Highways; presented by Paducah Colonial Baking Company. (Marker Number 864.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, Texas Independence
Mexican-American War 1846-48 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Mexican-American War 1846-48 Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.498′ N, 88° 36.252′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North 6th Street just south of Park Avenue (Business U.S. 60), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 628 N 6th 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. A Paducah CSA Hero (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Death of Albert Thompson (about 400 feet away); 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (about 500 feet away); Grant's Proclamation (about 500 feet away); Fort Anderson (about 500 feet away); Battle of Paducah-March 1864 (about 500 feet away); The Flood Wall / The 1937 Flood (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  King, Amon Butler (1807–1836). Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas biography by Hobart Huson and Craig H. Roell. (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Liberty of Texas 1836 / Mexican-American War 1846-48 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Liberty of Texas 1836 / Mexican-American War 1846-48 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 6 times this year. 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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