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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.
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
 
Location. 37° 5.425′ N, 88° 35.766′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on N. 2nd Street just from Monroe Street. Touch for map. Along the Ohio River just a few feet away from Raymond C. Schultz Park Marker. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
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

barge on Ohio River along Paducah riverfront image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. barge on Ohio River along Paducah riverfront
(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.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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