Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky
Lewis and Clark, with the nucleus of the Corps of Discovery, stayed in present McCracken Co. in Nov. 1803 while traveling down the Ohio River on their journey to the Pacific. Clark returned 1827 to establish Paducah. Over.
Nov. 11-13, 1803, Lewis and Clark stopped at Ft. Massac, Ill., near present-day Paducah and recruited men, including Indian interpreter George Drouillard. On Nov. 13, they camped in area of Metropolis Lake State Nature Preserve.
Presented by Ky. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, National Park Service, Ohio River Chapter - Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Fdn., Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2208.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 37° 5.349′ N, 88° 35.789′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North 2nd Street north of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the east side of the National Quilt Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. On the Trail of Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); MAQS (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (about 400 feet away); Raymond C. Schultz Park (about 500 feet away); Tennessee ~Tombigbee Waterway (about 500 feet away); Flanking the Statue of Chief Paduke (about 500 feet away); The Telephone System (about 500 feet away); Broadway, Paducah's Main Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky. Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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