Paducah Essential Info

Overview

Paducah is a small city on the Ohio River in McCracken County, western Kentucky, about halfway between St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee. Paducah has a booming riverfront restaurant trade and arts scene in part driven by the city's Artist relocation program which offers interest free housing loans, and other subsidies for established artists willing to relocate from New York, San Francisco, or elsewhere. Paducah is the hometown of humorist Irvin Cobb and former Vice President Alben Barkley (with President Harry S. Truman).

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Best Time To Go

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Fun Facts

  1. Paducah was first settled as Pekin by James and William Pore in 1821.
  2. The town was laid out by William Clark of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1827, and renamed it Paducah.
  3. On April 25, 1991, the National Quilt Museum opened in downtown Paducah.
  4. Steven Curtis Chapman, the top-selling Christian artist of all time, was born in Paducah.
  5. Dippin' Dots, the Paducah & Louisville Railway, and the Paxton Media Group have their headquarters in Paducah.

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