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McCracken County, Kentucky

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McCracken County was founded in 1825 from Hickman County; it was named for Captain Virgil McCracken of Woodford County, Kentucky, who was killed in the Battle of Frenchtown in southeastern Michigan during the War of 1812.

The Battle of Paducah occurred during the American Civil War in McCracken County on March 25, 1864. The skirmish between the Union and Confederate troops ended in a Confederate victory. A total of 140 men were killed during the battle.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

Boaz (part) | Camelia | Cecil | Cimota City | Farley (formerly Woodlawn-Oakdale) | Fremont | Future City | Grahamville | Hardmoney | Heath | Hendron | Hovekamp | Krebs | Lone Oak | Massac | Maxon | Melber (part) | Paducah (County Seat) | Ragland | Reidland | Rossington | Rudolph | Saint Johns | Sheehan Bridge | West Paducah | Woodville



Genealogy Trails

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Clarks River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)