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

Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field, Paducah, Ky.

 
 
Welcome to Paducah, Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Welcome to Paducah, Ky. Marker
Inscription.  
Welcome to Paducah Ky.
Founded by Gen. William Clark, 1827, at confluence of Tennessee, Ohio Rivers. Named for legendary Chickasaw Indian Chief Paduke. County seat McCracken County. Home Vice President Alben W. Barkley, this airport named in his honor. Nearby is Atomic Energy Plant.

Barkley Field
Paducah, Ky.
Birthplace author Irvin S. Cobb; home Linn Boyd, member Congress, Speaker (1851-55), sponsor Texas Annexation Resolution. Town was first captured by Union Gen. U.S. Grant in Civil War; headquarters for Gen. Lew Wallace and Gen. Wm. T. Sherman. Railroad and river traffic center.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 829.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location.
Barkley Field Paducah Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Barkley Field Paducah Ky. Marker
37° 3.66′ N, 88° 46.051′ W. Marker is near Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Richard Roof Drive 0.1 miles west of Fisher Road (Kentucky Highway 724), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located outside airport terminal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 Fisher Road, West Paducah KY 42086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilmington (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Lone Oak (approx. 5.7 miles away); Paducah Community College (approx. 5.9 miles away); Unity Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hope Light (approx. 6.1 miles away in Illinois); Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Whitehaven (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field Paducah Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field Paducah Ky. Marker
Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field Paducah Ky. Additional Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
4. Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field Paducah Ky. Additional Marker
 
 
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 43 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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