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

Robert S. Davis

 
 
In 1884, Robert S. Davis recalls log cabin. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. In 1884, Robert S. Davis recalls log cabin. Marker
Inscription. In 1884, Robert S. Davis recalled that the first building was a round-log cabin, about sixteen feet square, erected by the Pore brothers, James and William, in April of 1821. Davis identified four families living at the site at that time. Records in Livingston County Affirm that a town called "Pekin" claimed this site. In a letter to his son, William Clark wrote that he chose to re-name the town "Paducah" to honor an Indian tribe, the Padoucas, that once was quite large but had been decimated by contact with Europeans. Despite its late start Paducah soon became the largest city in the region because of its favorable location on the rivers, and later as the terminus of the New Orleans and Ohio Railroad which was connected to likes running south in 1860.
 
Erected by Sponsored by Marshall & Marcia Nemer and Caroline Yaffe in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H Finkel.
 
Location. 37° 5.305′ N, 88° 35.653′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Touch for map. This mural is between Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" and George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818. 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
In 1884, Robert S. Davis recalls log cabin. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. In 1884, Robert S. Davis recalls log cabin.
. Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (here, next to this marker); George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818 (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Architecture (a few steps from this marker); First Log Cabin / First Frame House (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's River Industry (a few steps from this marker); Union Gen. U.S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Paleo and Archaic Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); "Market" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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