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

Gen. Lloyd Tilghman

 
 
Gen. Lloyd Tilghman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman Marker
Inscription.  Heroic statue of this Confederate erected in 1909 by his sons and United Daughters of Confederacy. Born in Maryland. Chief engineer, 1855-56, New Orleans and Jackson Railroad, first to enter Paducah. Joined Confederates July 5, 1861. Killed in battle near Vicksburg, Miss., May 16, 1863. Sculptor was Henry H. Kitson of Boston, Mass.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; presented by Tilghman Class of 1929. (Marker Number 1043.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 4.908′ N, 88° 37.193′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street and Fountain Avenue, in the median on Madison Street. Marker is on west side of Fountain Avenue circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Fountain Ave, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Gen. Lloyd Tilghman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman Marker
Statue of Gen. Tilghman is in the background.
distance of this marker. Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Paduke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linn Boyd Home — 1853 (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. ¼ mile away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. ¼ mile away); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Statue of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman image. Click for full size.
By Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Statue of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2020.
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