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

Paducah Community College

 
 
Paducah Community College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Paducah Community College Marker
Inscription.  Founded at 707 Broadway in 1932, this is oldest non-denominational two-year college in Ky. Originally private, Paducah. Jr. College was a municipal institution, 1936-1968. In 1949-53 college became focal point of NAACP's successful efforts to integrate higher education. Since 1968, school has been part of Community College System of the University of Kentucky.
 
Erected 1982 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1721.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 3.345′ N, 88° 39.625′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Alben Barkley Drive (U.S. 62) and Clint Hill Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Alben Barkley Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4805 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Paducah Community College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Paducah Community College Marker
Marker (to the left) is at entrance to college.
marker, measured as the crow flies. First Christian Church (approx. half a mile away); Whitehaven (approx. 0.6 miles away); Unity Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Angles / “The Veep” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave (approx. 0.8 miles away); Immanuel Baptist (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Lone Oak (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021