Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
“Duke of Paducah”
One of Paducah's famous sons. "A first~class humorist from a conversational gesture to a book wit who made all the world laugh with him." Author of more than sixty books, short story writer, recipient of O'Henry Award, movie actor, lecturer. Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France 1918. Presented 1965 by Paducah Rotary Club.
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 795.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 5.132′ N, 88° 36.079′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broadway Methodist (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tilghman Home (about 400 feet away); Tilghman House (about 500 feet away); Barkley's Law Office Union Headquarters (about 600 feet away); Grace Episcopal (about 700 feet away); Visitors Coming to Paducah (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
Also see . . . Irving Shrewsbury Cobb - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 480 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.