Introduction to Paducah, Kentucky
Paducah was originally known as Pekin. It began as a mixed community of white settlers and Native Americans in the year 1815. The settlers were attracted by its location. The community was named as Paducah after Chief Paduke, who welcomed the travelers and provided hospitality to the settlers. In 1830 the place was incorporated as a town. Its growth was because of the valuable port facility it offered to the steam boats that traveled across the river system. Paducah was incorporated as a city in the year 1856.
Paducah and nearby Attractions
- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
- Museum of the American Quilter's Society
- River Heritage Museum
- Tilghman Civil War Museum
Things To Do In Paducah
One may enjoy the facilities offered by parks like Paxton Park, Keiler Park, and Carson Park while in the city. Park Avenue Church, Calvary Church, and Pleasant Grove Church are among the local churches one may visit. You can also visit the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Tilghman Civil War Museum, and River Heritage Museum.
Barkley Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Paducah Higher Education
The local institutions for higher education are Paducah Community College, West Kentucky Technical College, and Paducah Technical College.