McCracken County
Population: 27,000   65,000
Official Web Site:
Named After: According to legend, named after Chief Paduke, a Chickasaw Indian.   Virgil McCracken, military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.
Area: 19.5 square miles (City Limit Map)   268 square miles
Area Industry
Railroad and Riverboat
The western portion of McCracken County has the country's only remaining Uranium enrichment plant.

Facts about Paducah/McCracken County
Paducah is the county seat for McCracken County
Elevation is approximately 341 feet above sea level.
Paducah is the largest city in western Kentucky
Paducah is in the Central Time Zone (CST -0600/CDT -0500)
The entire western Kentucky area comprises approximately 580,000 people
Unemployment rate varies between 4.5% - 6.8%

People from Paducah
Irvin Cobb, playwrite
Alben W Barkley, VP under Truman
Jeri Ryan, actress
Marcie Walker, actress
Lily Tomlin, actress and comedian
Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian singer
Russ Cochran, pro golfer

Movies Filmed

1962, How the West Was Won
1989, In Country
Several area colleges including...
2 Year/Technical Schools 4 Year Colleges
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Murray State University
Daymar College Southern Illinois University
  Southeast Missouri University
  Mid-Continent University


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