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

Wilmington

 
 
Wilmington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Wilmington Marker
Inscription.  Site of first McCracken County seat half mile south. Established in 1827, three years after county was formed. Town site covered 102 acres, on which there were only eight buildings. First court held home of Isaac Lovelace; courthouse completed, 1830. Floods caused the removal of county seat to Paducah in 1832. The county records had to be moved to Paducah in a skiff.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 970.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.721′ N, 88° 44.457′ W. Marker is near Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Ogden Landing Road (State Highway 358) and Wilmington Road, on the right when traveling east on Ogden Landing Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1625 Ogden Landing Rd, West Paducah KY 42086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker,
Wilmington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Wilmington Marker
measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field, Paducah, Ky. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hope Light (approx. 3.4 miles away in Illinois); In Memory of George Rogers Clark (approx. 3.6 miles away in Illinois); They Passed This Way (approx. 3.7 miles away in Illinois); Four Flags Over Fort Massac (approx. 3.7 miles away in Illinois); J.C. Blair (approx. 3.7 miles away in Illinois); Historical (approx. 3.7 miles away in Illinois); Illinois in the American Revolution (approx. 3.7 miles away in Illinois).
 
 
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 39 times since then and 5 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. 25, 2021