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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McCracken County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of McCracken County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> McCracken County, KY (149) Ballard County, KY (14) Carlisle County, KY (2) Graves County, KY (17) Livingston County, KY (21) Marshall County, KY (14) Massac County, IL (25) Pulaski County, IL (13)  McCrackenCounty(149) McCracken County (149)  BallardCounty(14) Ballard County (14)  CarlisleCounty(2) Carlisle County (2)  GravesCounty(17) Graves County (17)  LivingstonCounty(21) Livingston County (21)  MarshallCounty(14) Marshall County (14)  MassacCountyIllinois(25) Massac County (25)  PulaskiCounty(13) Pulaski County (13)
Paducah is the county seat for McCracken County
Adjacent to McCracken County, Kentucky
      Ballard County (14)  
      Carlisle County (2)  
      Graves County (17)  
      Livingston County (21)  
      Marshall County (14)  
      Massac County, Illinois (25)  
      Pulaski County, Illinois (13)  
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1 Kentucky, McCracken County, Farley — 1352 — Clark's Army Camped / Clark's Land
(side 1) Clark's Army Camped On June 27, 1778, George Rogers Clark's army of about 200 faithful followers landed on nearby Owen's Island, just 4 days after starting from Corn Island at Falls of Ohio. A small hunting party appeared . . . Map (db m158713) HM
2 Kentucky, McCracken County, Kevil — 1936 — Spring Bayou Baptist Church
Organized Jan. 14, 1843 as Newton's Creek Church with fifteen charter members. Elder Henry Richardson was first pastor and served 1843-46. Church attained present name in 1847, after site chosen for first house of worship. Next church built 1853; . . . Map (db m216291) HM
3 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 795 — "Duke of Paducah"
Irving Shrewsbury Cobb, 1876-1944. 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 . . . Map (db m47263) HM
4 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — "Evening Roll Call"
The Boy Scouts of America began in February of 1910. During the first year, The Reverend Clinton S. Quin, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, organized a a troop, which his parish sponsored, to serve the boys of Paducah. Troop 1 is recognized as one . . . Map (db m48506) HM
5 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — "Market"
Gen. William Clark, the founder of Paducah, designated the Second Street area as a location for public affairs. The original name for Second Street was "Market" reflecting its use as a trading center. The original Market House was built of logs in . . . Map (db m49752) HM
6 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 839 — "Old Judge Priest"
Here for six years presided William Sutton Bishop, the famed Judge Priest of Irvin S. Cobb's stories. Judge Bishop, 1839-1902, was First District Circuit Court Judge from 1891 to 1897. Served in 7th Ky. Conf. Inf. "This was a man." Paducah Bar . . . Map (db m47268) HM
7 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1036 — $5 Bought Paducah
In 1827, Gen. Wm. Clark purchased 37,000 acres of land, including the site on which Paducah now stands, for $5. This land, part of a Revolutionary War grant to his brother, George Rogers Clark, was secured from George Woolfolk, of Louisville, who . . . Map (db m47259) HM
8 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1861 Paducah Chain
This chain secured the Paducah Wharfboat until 1930 It was originally used as a stay-chain in 1861 in the fortifications on the river in Columbus, KY It was presented to the city of Paducah in 1987 by the Dismukes Family Julian M. Dismukes . . . Map (db m174534) HM
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9 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1957 — 8th of August
Traditionally on August 8, African Americans assemble in Paducah to celebrate freedom and pay tribute to their roots. They gather annually for dances, ballgames, and picnics, as a family occasion and in a spirit of community remembrance. In some . . . Map (db m158747) HM
10 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2361 — 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery
During the Civil War, Paducah was the first city in Ky. where an African American regiment, the 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, was officially organized & credited to the state. Parts of other black regiments also recruited here. Slaves who . . . Map (db m154726) HM
11 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 23 — 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored)
During February 1864, the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, Lorenzo Thomas, under the direction of the Secretary of War, Edwin L. Stanton, authorized the recruitment of African Americans by the Union Army in Kentucky. The 8th United States Heavy . . . Map (db m48462) HM
12 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — A Century of Library Service 1904-2004
This Carnegie Public Library opened at 826 Broadway in October 1904 with a grant of $35,000 from Andrew Carnegie. The book collection contained 1,800 volumes. The Library served at this location until a fire in 1964 forced it to move into temporary . . . Map (db m48503) HM
13 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 963 — A Paducah CSA Hero
Col. Albert P. Thompson, fell here in Battle of Paducah, March 25, 1864, victim of Union cannonball. He commanded the 3rd Ky. Inf. CSA. The battle climaxed Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's memorable raid seeking medical supplies and munitions. Thompson, a . . . Map (db m154944) HM
14 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — A Quick StopPaducah — Trail of Tears National Historic Trail —
(top:) With the black scorch of burned riverfront warehouses before them, the Cherokee on the Drane detachment moored at Paducah in July 1838. The waterfront was still recovering from a great fire two months earlier. The Cherokee . . . Map (db m154711) HM
15 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1112 — Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave
Alben W. BarkleyAlben W. Barkley, Vice President of United States, 1949-53. Member U. S. Senate, 1927-49 and 1955-56; Senate Democratic leader 13 years; House of Representatives 1913-27. Born Lowes, Ky., 1877. Came to Paducah 1898. Elected to . . . Map (db m233372) HM
16 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1107 — American Red Cross
McCracken County Chapter chartered May 14, 1917. Organized by Mrs. A.R. Meyers, with W. F. Paxton as first Chairman. Initial WWI fund drive raised $42,000. During great Ohio Valley Flood of 1937 carried on an amazing evacuation and relief program. . . . Map (db m47253) HM
17 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 680 — Angles / “The Veep”
Angles Home of Alben W. Barkley, 1937-56. A good example of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1868 by Col. Quintus Quincy Quigley. Location on sharp angles of three tracts of land source of its name. In early married life Barkley and wife . . . Map (db m158844) HM
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18 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2137 — Ann I. Baker / Ann I. Baker (1873 - 1931)
Ann I. Baker Ann Baker had idea for professional women's club in Paducah. Business Women's Club held first meeting, Sept. 1920, chartered Oct. 1920. Name changed to Paducah Business and Professional Women. Baker also served as first president . . . Map (db m47242) HM
19 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Area riverbeds
Area riverbeds are rich with mussels whose shells, when polished, have a luster suitable for processing into "pearl" buttons. In the late 19th century, mussels were harvested by brailing from the river bottoms; they were then cooked in vats for meat . . . Map (db m49181) HM
20 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Barkley/Cobb Memorial
Alben William Barkley (1877~1956) Elected McCracken County Attorney, County Judge, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator, Barkley served Harry Truman as Vice-President and was known as the "Veep". He was re-elected to the U.S. Senate in 1955. . . . Map (db m49749) HM
21 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1030 — Barkley's Law Office
Alben W. Barkley, Congressman, U.S. Senator and Vice President, began practice of law here, 1901. He had read law for two years in offices of Rep. Charles K. Wheeler and Judge Wm. Sutton Bishop, the old Judge Priest of Irvin Cobb's stories. . . . Map (db m47262) HM
22 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 26 — Battle of Paducah-March 1864
On 25 March 1864, Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest seized the city of Paducah. His purpose was to strike Federal forces, break up guerilla bands, recover deserters, recruit and reoutfit his men. He arrived in the outskirts of the . . . Map (db m154941) HM
23 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Bicentennial of Paducah
In 1966, Mayor Tom Wilson, a civic-minded Paducah native, was encouraged by then Kentucky Governor Ned Brethitt, to organize a celebration of the state's bicentennial. He envisioned festivities right on the riverfront where the city's history . . . Map (db m49194) HM
24 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2497 — Boy Scout Troop 1
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8. 1910. During that first year, Reverend Clinton S. Quin, Rector of Grace Episcopal, Church, organized Troop 1 in Paducah. By 2016, Grace Episcopal Church had continuously chartered . . . Map (db m170145) HM
25 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1029 — Broadway Methodist
Paducah's oldest institution. Founded 1832. First edifice erected 1842 on northwest corner Broadway at 4th. Relocated 1875 on southwest corner Broadway at 7th. Moved to present site 1896. Destroyed by fire 1929; rebuilt 1930. Judge Wm. Sutton . . . Map (db m47265) HM
26 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Broadway, Paducah's Main Street
This scene shows Broadway, Paducah's main street, in the 1940's when the downtown area was the center for the community's retail, business, and entertainment activities. Such downtown landmarks as the Guthrie Building, 1937 Post Office, Palmer House . . . Map (db m49517) HM
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27 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1518 — Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church
Organized ca. 1871 at home of Dinah Jarrett with 12 members. Named for founder, Moses Burks. On this site was first structure, frame church. Brick church built, 1874. In 1911, under the Rev. P. A. Nichols, present edifice was constructed. Rev. G. H. . . . Map (db m158746) HM
28 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky
The Chickasaw tribe claimed all of Kentucky and Tennessee west of the Tennessee River until a treaty in 1819. Therefore, on November 11, 1803, traders, trappers and Chickasaw natives took little notice of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Corps of . . . Map (db m48706) HM
29 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 793 — Chief Paduke
Chief of sub~tribe of Chickasaw Indians, who lived and hunted in this area until Jackson Purchase, 1818. Land here then owned by Gen. William Clark, who founded Paducah; named it in honor of friendly chief. Statue sculptured by Lorado Taft, 1909, . . . Map (db m4768) HM
30 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Christening the Towboat Eleanor
Paducah has long been the foremost hub of the inland marine waterways. Thus, many towboat companies have located here.The christening of the Towboat Eleanor is indicative of the significance of each new vessel that joins the home fleet of the Port . . . Map (db m49187) HM
31 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1035 — Church of Christ
Organized in Paducah in 1906 from a six-week tent meeting. Oldest of Churches of Christ in area. Until one-room structure on Goebel Ave. was built in Aug., 1906, meetings held under tree. Second location, 19th and Broadway, dedicated 1924 and . . . Map (db m185618) HM
32 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1032 — Clara Barton's Visit
The organizer of the American Red Cross in 1881, Clara Barton, came to Paducah March 13, 1884, on the steamboat "Josh V. Throop" to help direct relief work during the Ohio River flood. Relief boats traveled from Pittsburgh to Cairo in first flood . . . Map (db m158788) HM
33 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 966 — Cobb's Birth Site
House in which Paducah's famed humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, was born in 1876 stood here until 1917. The home of Dr. Reuben Saunders, Cobb's maternal grandfather, a pioneer physician who practiced here 1847-l891. For discovery of a cure for cholera in . . . Map (db m158785) HM
34 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1037 — Col. Ed Murray's Home
Site of home of Col. Ed Murray who built the USS Merrimac, 1855. Ship was taken by Confederates at Norfolk, April 20, 1861. Rebuilt as “ironclad”, the CSS Virginia. On March 8, 1862, it sank two US ships off Hampton Roads, Va. Next day . . . Map (db m158744) HM
35 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1031 — Col. Hicks' Hdqrs.
Here stood the headquarters of Col. Stephen G. Hicks, commander of the USA occupation forces here during Battle of Paducah March 25, 1864. Next day Col. Hicks ordered sixty private homes that had been used by CSA forces as cover near the fort burned . . . Map (db m233416) HM
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36 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1175 — Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag
(side 1) Confederate Flag of Welcome With the Confederate occupation of Hickman and Columbus in the late summer of 1861, Paducahans were thrilled and flew a large Confederate flag to welcome Southern Army thought on way. As Gen. . . . Map (db m158735) HM
37 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1969 — Congressmen Representing First District Which Included Jackson Purchase, 1819-1995
In 1792, Kentucky separated from Virginia and became fifteenth state in the Union. It was not until 1818 that Indian lands west of Tennessee River were bought from the Chickasaws and named the Jackson Purchase.
Name, Party, . . . Map (db m158750) HM
38 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Construction in the 1840s
Construction in the 1840s, the two-story Greek Revival structure overlooking the Paducah riverfront was originally the location of the Branch Bank of Louisville, one of the community's first banks. After the Civil War, the building was used for many . . . Map (db m49175) HM
39 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Dawn of the Atomic Age
Urgency was the order of the day, as construction of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, TVA's Shawnee Steam Plant, and Electric Energy Inc.'s Joppa, Il Steam Plant all began early in 1951. Recognizing the importance to national security, workers . . . Map (db m48696) HM
40 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 25 — Death of Albert Thompson
Albert P. Thompson, was born near Murray in Calloway County, Kentucky in 1829. He moved to Paducah and practiced law with the firm of Bigger, Thompson, and Roe there before the Civil War. At the beginning of the War he was elected Lt. Colonel of the . . . Map (db m154940) HM
41 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Dolly McNutt Plaza
Named for the Honorable Alice (Dolly) McNutt. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1976~86. Mayor City of Paducah, 172~76; City Commissioner, 1968~70. Renowned for her outstanding ability as a public speaker. Respected for her high . . . Map (db m47271) HM
42 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1057 — Dr. Reuben Saunders
On this site stood the office of Reuben Saunders, M.D., credited with discovering that hypodermic use of morphine~atropine halted cholera during epidemic here in 1873. Telegraphed prescription to other plague~stricken areas. Accepted by Materia . . . Map (db m47252) HM
43 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1452 — Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891)
(side 1) Outstanding pioneer physician in Western Kentucky for 50 years. Born in Frankfort; died in Paducah. Buried in this cemetery beside his son, Dr. John Bartlett Saunders (1840-1873), also a physician of eminence. John migrated to . . . Map (db m47218) HM
44 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2495 — Dr. William Stuart Nelson1895-1977 — Lincoln grad had global footprints —
Front Dr. Nelson was born in Paris, Ky. and graduated from Lincoln High School in Paducah. During World War I he served in combat as a 1st lieutenant. Returning to his studies, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in . . . Map (db m146182) HM
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45 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 21 — Federal Occupation of PaducahSeptember 6, 1861
The Commonwealth of Kentucky may have declared herself neutral when secession of the Southern states began, but Paducah and most of Western Kentucky took a strongly southern stand. Many of the young men from Paducah enlisted in the Confederate Army . . . Map (db m154926) HM
46 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway
This building served as Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway, from 1910 until 1973, when it was replaced with a modern two-bay structure. In 1910 the city had nine pieces of horse-drawn fire-fighting equipment, including the ladder-hose wagon and . . . Map (db m49751) HM
47 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 868 — First Baptist Church
Organized as mission, New Bethel Church 1839; constituted as church Nov. 14, 1840. First met courthouse at 2nd and Kentucky; 1st building, 300 block Broadway; 2nd and 3rd buildings at 5th and Jefferson. Second building seized by Union army, 1861, . . . Map (db m158838) HM
48 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 899 — First Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)
Organized, 1849, affiliated with Campbell-Stone Movement in plea for Christian Unity. Located at Seventh and Jefferson, 1895-1965. Tower Bell, cast in 1868, used on area river packets sixty years. Murrell Blvd. Congregation merged following 1937 . . . Map (db m158845) HM
49 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — First County Seat - Braxton Small
Established in 1827, Wilmington served as the first County Seat. During the flood of February 1832, Braxton Small, serving as the first County Court Clerk for McCracken County (1825-1858), removed all records to Paducah from the original Courthouse . . . Map (db m48708) HM
50 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1052 — First Log Cabin / First Frame House
First Log Cabin Here in April 1821, three years after the Jackson Purchase, the first home, a round-log cabin, was built by James and William Pore. Only a few Indians remained. James Davis, his wife and three sons, built a shelter soon . . . Map (db m47213) HM
51 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1061 — First Presbyterian Church
Organized October 29, 1842, at home of Judge James Campbell on Broadway, with eight charter members. Rev. A. W. Campbell served as first pastor. Met in homes and courthouse until 1848, when church was built near corner of Third and Kentucky. Moved . . . Map (db m158796) HM
52 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Flanking the Statue of Chief Paduke
The centerpiece of this mural is the February 1948 cover of the Enthusiast magazine featuring officers David Drew and Jullian Pryor Slaughter on their Harleys flanking the statue of Chief Paduke. Also shown are: Paducah motorcycle racer "Tennessee . . . Map (db m49515) HM
53 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1277 — Forrest's Bivouac
Gen. Nathan B. Forrest and his CSA troops bivouacked one mile southwest of this spot, after the Battle of Paducah, March 25, 1864. Forrest moved to Mayfield next day where he paroled his men in order that they could visit their homes in western . . . Map (db m158892) HM
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54 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1287 — Forrest's Headquarters
In a grove of trees at this site, CSA Gen. Nathan B. Forrest had headquarters, Battle of Paducah, March 25, 1864. USA Fort Anderson attacked, warehouses burned, about 60 homes destroyed by USA after battle. CSA lost 300 men, withdrew that night. . . . Map (db m91819) HM
55 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 517 — Forrest's Raid
Gen. N. B. Forrest with Thompson's Ky. and Bell's Tenn. Brigades raided Paducah on March 25, 1864. Union's Fort Anderson held with aid of gunboats. Guards at USA warehouse captured. Part of town burned. Supplies of food taken by withdrawing CSA . . . Map (db m158836) HM
56 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 828 — Fort Anderson
Union fortification built 1861 and named for Kentuckian Robt. Anderson of Fort Sumter fame. Led by Gen. N.B. Forrest. CSA forces attacked fort on March 25, 1864, seized supplies, and burned wharf. CSA Col. Albert Thompson of Paducah killed. Next day . . . Map (db m154942) HM
57 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2269 — Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church
Congregation organized in 1892 as a mission. Original church built at 10th & Trimble Sts. In 1908, Fountain Ave. Methodist Episcopal Church, South was erected here at a cost of $35,000; it has been in continual service since. In . . . Map (db m158819) HM
58 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 575 — Gen. George Rogers Clark
Gen. George Rogers Clark visited this spot, 1778. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant landed here Sept. 6, 1861 to occupy Paducah for Federal Union. Capt. Jack B. Sleeth laid first successful submarine cable, 1847. It reached from foot of Campbell St. . . . Map (db m154666) HM
59 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1043 — Gen. Lloyd Tilghman
Heroic statue of this Confederate erected in 1909 by his sons and United Daughters of Confederacy. Born in Maryland. Chief engineer, 1855-56, New Orleans and Jackson Railroad, first to enter Paducah. Joined Confederates July 5, 1861. Killed in . . . Map (db m158818) HM
60 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — General William Clark Public Market
General William Clark Public Market 1827-1905Map (db m170892) HM
61 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Global War on Terrorism Memorial
(front of memorial:) Marine Sgt. Christopher Todd Heflin KIA 16/Nov/2004 Al Anbar Province, Iraq Marine Msgt. Aaron Carl Torian KIA 15/Feb/2014 Helmand Province, Afghanistan (plaque on top:) The events of . . . Map (db m155632) WM
62 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1090 — Grace Episcopal
Grace Church was organized in 1848 in the home of Adam Rankin Hickman. First structure, built of lumber cut in Louisville and floated downstream, was located on riverfront near Market Street. Consecrated on April 21, 1851. During Civil War . . . Map (db m233373) HM
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63 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 924 — Grant's Proclamation
On this spot, September 6, 1861, Gen. U.S. Grant read proclamation to citizens of Paducah announcing that the Union Army was taking possession of town "to defend you" against Confederate attack. The "enemy" had taken "possession of and planted his . . . Map (db m154943) HM
64 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1698 — Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial"
Grave of John T. Scopes Here is buried the man who, at age 24, taught Darwin's theory of evolution to a Dayton, Tennessee, biology class. The Paducah native and University of Kentucky graduate violated a Tennessee law forbidding the . . . Map (db m47216) HM
65 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1062 — Gunsmith Ferd Hummel
Site of a one-story frame store, Hummel's Gunshop. He came here in 1861. Federal soldiers occupying Paducah in Civil War brought their firearms to him for repair. When the Confederates raided the city, March, 1864, they looted his shop, but he had . . . Map (db m158791) HM
66 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2362 — Guthrie BuildingAll Gave Some, Some Gave All
Established in 1897, it is also known as the Fraternity Building. During WWII, it was home of the Paducah-McCracken County Draft Board. Nearly 5,000 men & women from the Paducah area served in the war. It was designated a Kentucky Landmark in 2002 . . . Map (db m154672) HM WM
67 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Hank Bros and Jones Hardware
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Hank Bros and Jones Hardware 1897 G.E. Hank · H.R. Hank · Maj. T.T. JonesMap (db m233375) HM
68 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1065 — Historic River Front
(front:) Here the Tenn. River flows into the Ohio. Owen's Island opposite Kentucky Ave. There in 1779 George Rogers Clark's small army landed to prepare for its defeat of the British in the Illinois country. In 1780 Col. John Donelson . . . Map (db m154667) HM
69 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois!
Still recovering from the flood that was the worst disaster experienced in the United States up to that time, the new year, 1938, started with what many feared was a prelude to another debacle. At Paducah, the Ohio River froze solid. The riverfront . . . Map (db m49169) HM
70 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Illinois Central 2613
In 1960, Illinois Central 2613, a Mountain type engine with 4-8-2 wheel arrangement, became the last steamer to operate on the railroad, ending a 190 year tradition. Western Kentucky, with its many coal mines, were among the last places in the U.S. . . . Map (db m49520) HM
71 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1044 — Immanuel Baptist
Organized in 1887, as mission of First Baptist Church. Constituted as the Second Baptist Church in January, 1894, with twenty-two members. First building located 9th and Ohio. Moved to Murrell Boulevard in February, 1922, and changed to present . . . Map (db m158843) HM
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72 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 794 — Iron Horse Memorial
(obverse) This Mikado type steam locomotive is dedicated to Illinois Central men and women, past and present, and to the importance of the railroad to Paducah's history and commerce. No. 1518 is the last "Iron Horse" owned by the ICRR. . . . Map (db m47206) HM
73 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 962 — Irvin S. Cobb
Native of Paducah, famed wit and humorist; newspaper reporter, war correspondent and feature writer; author of books, short stories, movie scripts and plays. Started career with local paper. Moved to New York, 1904, to Hollywood, 1934. Beloved, . . . Map (db m47217) HM
74 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1025 — Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said:
Irvin S. Cobb Said: "Here in Paducah one encounters, I claim, an agreeable blend of Western kindliness, and Northern enterprises, superimposed upon a Southern background. Here, I claim, more chickens are fried, more hot biscuits are eaten, . . . Map (db m47251) HM
75 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1006 — Jackson Purchase
8,500 square mile area, former tribal lands of Chickasaw Indians. United States paid $300,000 for tract in 1818 after negotiations by General Andrew Jackson and Governor Isaac Shelby. Bordered by Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, now comprises . . . Map (db m154546) HM
76 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 2208 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky McCracken County / McCracken County
Lewis and Clark in McCracken County 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 . . . Map (db m47208) HM
77 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 864 — Liberty of Texas 1836 / Mexican-American War 1846-48
Liberty of Texas 1836 From here 18 “Paducah Volunteers” led by Capt. Amon B. King embarked for Texas in 1835 in response to Sam Houston's appeal for aid in fight for freedom from Mexico. Two weeks after The Alamo, in battle at . . . Map (db m158792) HM
78 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1105 — Linn Boyd Home — 1853
Home of Linn Boyd, 1800-59, stood 500 ft. south. Served in Kentucky Legislature, U.S. Congress, wrote resolution to annex Texas. House Speaker, 1851-55. Proposed for Vice President by Ky. delegates at Democratic Convention, 1856, which chose . . . Map (db m158830) HM
79 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Lock and Dam 52
Lock and Dam 52, completed in 1928, is located at Ohio River Mile 939.9. This site, and Lock and Dam 53, are the only remaining movable wicket dams on the Ohio. Both will be removed when the Olmsted Locks and Dam become operational. When the . . . Map (db m49179) HM
80 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — MAQS Reported missing
Museum of the American Quilters Society opened April 25, 1991. Meredith and Bill Schroeder dedicated this facility to promote, preserve and perpetuate quilting. Paducah, Kentucky, home of the American Quilters Society, is visited by thousands of . . . Map (db m203410) HM
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81 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Marine Royalty "Red Coats"
On July 2, 1996, the City of Paducah was visited by marine royalty. All three of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company's boats docked simultaneously at the Port of Paducah. The Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen frequent this community . . . Map (db m49190) HM
82 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Marine Ways
Paducah's first heavy industry was a marine ways to build and repair river craft. Elijah Murray of St. Louis got a contract in 1843, but it did no materialize until 1853. These works have been in continuous operation ever since, with a brief . . . Map (db m49170) HM
83 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — May 1913 Paducah Homecoming
In May, 1913, Paducah held a homecoming celebration to excite and entertain the public and to offset the negative image of the city given the nation by media reports of the flood that year. The first event had Mayor Thomas N. Hazelip welcoming the . . . Map (db m49171) HM
84 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1377 — McCracken County Courthouse
1825~First courthouse built of logs at Wilmington 1832~County seat moved to Paducah. 1861~First courthouse at this site, then at edge of town. 1943~Present building occupied. Marker presented by McCracken Co. Civic Beautification Board . . . Map (db m47270) HM
85 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — National Quilt Museum
The National Quilt Museum opened on April 25, 1991. The museum was founded by Meredith and Bill Schroeder and works to honor and promote the work of today's quiltmaker. The museum is a destination for quilters and art enthusiasts, receiving visitors . . . Map (db m147877) HM
86 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — On the Trail of DiscoveryBy George Lundeen
As Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wound their way westward, they encountered many indigenous people. The Native Americans portrayed here represent those who helped Lewis and Clark during their travels to the Pacific Ocean. The flag that the . . . Map (db m47210) HM
87 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Oscar Turner1825-1896
He was born in New Orleans and moved to Ballard County, KY. In 1843, he was graduated from Transylvania University in 1847 for the practice of law. In 1851 he was elected commonwealth attorney and in 1867 he was elected to the state senate . . . Map (db m170151) HM
88 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Otis Dinning Drive
Named for Otis Dinning, Sr., basketball coach at Washington Jr. High 1926-1938 and Tilghman High School 1938-1963. He never had a losing season. His overall coaching record was 738-262. Tilghman won 22 District tournaments and went to State 6 . . . Map (db m170147) HM
89 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Paducah 1873 "Bird's Eye View"
It was common practice in post-Civil War America for communities to be depicted in bird's-eye views showing buildings, people, animals boats, rivers, streams and railroad lines. This mural recreates an 1873 Bird's-Eye View Map of Paducah which now . . . Map (db m233440) HM
90 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Paducah 1937 Flood
While the river has usually been Paducah's best friend, flood waters turned it into the community's enemy in 1884, 1913, and again 1937. The area's most devastating event of the twentieth century was the flood of 1937 when 90% of Paducah was covered . . . Map (db m49518) HM
91 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company was founded in 1903 by Luther F. Carson. The business moved into this landmark building at 32nd and Broadway in 1939. The building was designed by Lester Daley of Metropolis, Illinois. The lighted dome colorfully . . . Map (db m48499) HM
92 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1721 — Paducah Community College
Founded at 707 Broadway in 1932, this is oldest non-denominational two-year college in Ky. Originally private, Paducah. Jr. College was a municipal institution, 1936-1968. In 1949-53 college became focal point of NAACP's successful . . . Map (db m158847) HM
93 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1421 — Paducah Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Paducah Furnace Built here 1889 by Paducah Iron Co., 70 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 14 ft. Rated annual capacity 30,000 tons of iron, using coke fuel. Operations began in 1900, smelting ore from Lyon, Trigg, Livingston Counties in . . . Map (db m158741) HM
94 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Paducah Marine Supply and Service
Paducah Marine Supply and Service, owned and operated by Hougland Barge Line, was one of the first floating boat stores on the inland waterways. The operation had its own fleet of towboats, barges and a machine and carpentry shop. Houghland Barge . . . Map (db m49182) HM
95 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 968 — Paducah Pictorial
Paducah's colorful history from the time of the Chickasaw Indians through the age of steamboats and steam locomotives is depicted on a mural in Post Office building. History and legend of our city, painted by local artists, was presented to the . . . Map (db m154956) HM
96 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 916 — Paducah, Kentucky / McCracken County
Paducah, Kentucky McCracken county seat, founded by Gen. William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition at confluence of Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Named for legendary Indian Chief Paduke. Home of Vice Pres. Alben Barkley and birthplace of Irvin . . . Map (db m146587) HM
97 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 919 — Paducah, Kentucky / McCracken County
Paducah, Kentucky. McCracken county seat, founded by Gen. William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition at confluence of Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Named for legendary Indian Chief Paduke. Home of Vice Pres. Alben Barkley and birthplace . . . Map (db m170135) HM
98 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Paducah's Architecture
Paducah architecture reflected the settlers' different religious faiths. These institutions helped unite the early settlers of the community. Broadway United Methodist Church is the oldest, founded 1832 at 4th and Broadway. It relocated to the . . . Map (db m49757) HM
99 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 1111 — Paducah's Indian Name
Paducah, only major Kentucky city with an Indian name, was named in honor of legendary Indian Chief Paduke by Gen. William Clark when he platted town in 1827. Village first named Pekin. The Paducahs, Chief Paduke's sun-tribe of Chickasaw Indians, . . . Map (db m154955) HM
100 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — Paducah's Railroad Heritage
This 2-8-2 Mikado, number 1518, a baggage-mail combination car and a terminal caboose represent Paducah's railroad heritage beginning with the first railroad line in 1855. Over the next 150 years that 60 mile reach into Tennessee spread north, west, . . . Map (db m154724) HM

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