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

Tilghman Home

 
 
Tilghman Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Tilghman Home Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, soldier and rail builder, lived here, 1852~61. Born, Maryland, 1816. Graduated West Point, 1836. In the Mexican War (1846~48). Chief engineer, 1855~56, New Orleans and Jackson Railroad, first to enter Paducah. In Civil War joined Confed. Army, 1861. Killed, Battle of Champion's Hill near Vicksburg, May, 1863. Sponsored by Tilghman High School Class of 1929
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 939.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 37° 5.06′ N, 88° 36.064′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and 7th Street on Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 Kentucky Ave, 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. Tilghman House (here, next to this marker); Site of Col. Stephen G. Hicks Headquarters
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Methodist (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Duke of Paducah" (about 400 feet away); Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); "Old Judge Priest" (about 600 feet away); Spanish American War Monument (about 600 feet away); 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored) (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  Tribute to General Lloyd Tilghman. (Submitted on September 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 7 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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