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

Tennessee ~Tombigbee Waterway

 
 
Tennessee ~Tombigbee Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Tennessee ~Tombigbee Waterway Marker
Inscription.  Paducah: Mid~America's Gateway to the Gulf This historic waterway reaches from Paducah to Mobile, providing a navigational artery between the upper Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico's east~west Intracoastal Waterway and deepwater ports. The Tennessee~Tombigbee Corridor includes 234 miles of constructed navigable waters with a 39~mile canal and 10 locks, impacting 23 states, it provides a connecting link for over 16,000 miles of inland waterways.

In commemoration of the Governors and many citizens of Kentucky who supported the development of this national project from 1962 through 1985:
Gov. Martha L. Collins • Gov. John Y. Brown • Gov. Julian M. Carroll • Gov. Wendell H. Ford • Gov. Louie B. Nunn • Gov. Edward T. Breathitt • Gov. Bert Combs
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
 
Location. 37° 5.425′ N, 88° 35.766′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on N. 2nd Street close to Monroe Street. Along the Ohio River just a few feet away from

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Raymond C. Schultz Park Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raymond C. Schultz Park (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky McCracken County / McCracken County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flanking the Statue of Chief Paduke (about 600 feet away); On the Trail of Discovery (about 600 feet away); The Telephone System (about 600 feet away); Broadway, Paducah's Main Street (about 600 feet away); Paducah 1937 Flood (about 600 feet away); Strawberry Capital of the World (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
barge on Ohio River along Paducah riverfront image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. barge on Ohio River along Paducah riverfront
 
 
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 389 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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