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McCracken County, Kentucky

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  • Sylvester Webb (1904 - 1970)
    Published in The Paducah Sun (McCracken Co., KY), Sun., 29 Nov 1970 - Sylvester Webb, 66, 335 Atlanta St., Lone Oak, Lourdes Hospital at 12:10 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Webb was born in Fulton. He was a reti...
  • Anna Belle Jones (1865 - 1938)
    My great grandmother: When her first husband died of cholera, leaving her with 4 children (3 girls and a boy), she sold the farm and moved to Paducah and ran a boarding house. She was in her mid 20s. S...
  • Ervin Thomas Jones (1868 - 1938)
    from eastern Tennessee. a very large family of Jones
  • Nell Belle Herring (1901 - 1978)
  • Donna Joyce Herring (1933 - 1965)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in 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)