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

Irvin S. Cobb

 
 
Irvin S. Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Irvin S. Cobb Marker
Inscription.  Native of Paducah, famed wit and humorist; newspaper reporter, war correspondent and feature writer; author of books, short stories, movie scripts and plays. Started career with local paper. Moved to New York, 1904, to Hollywood, 1934. Beloved, especially for his high tribute to Kentucky's proud folk in his writing and speeches.

Maker presented by Paducah Retail Merchants Association
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 962.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 37° 5.183′ N, 88° 37.339′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker can be reached from Park Avenue (Business U.S. 60) near North 16th Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker located inside Oak Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1613 Park Avenue, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Irvin S. Cobb gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Irvin S. Cobb gravesite
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of this marker. Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. half a mile away); Linn Boyd Home — 1853 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Kentucky Industrial College (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb. Find A Grave (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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