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

Barkley's Law Office

 
 
Barkley's Law Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Barkley's Law Office Marker
Inscription.  Alben W. Barkley, Congressman, U.S. Senator and Vice President, began practice of law here, 1901. He had read law for two years in offices of Rep. Charles K. Wheeler and Judge Wm. Sutton Bishop, the old Judge Priest of Irvin Cobb's stories. Barkley supplemented his income by acting as court reporter.

Presented by BPO Elks No. 217 Paducah of which Mr. Barkley was a member.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1030.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 37° 5.159′ N, 88° 35.982′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street east of 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 Broadway St, 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. Union Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Pictorial (a few steps from this
Barkley's Law Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Barkley's Law Office Marker
Marker front of building next door to the Columbia Theater 500 Broadway St.
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marker); Guthrie Building (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis de Sales (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored) (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's Indian Name (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Duke of Paducah" (about 400 feet away); Gunsmith Ferd Hummel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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