First Log Cabin / First Frame House

First Log Cabin / First Frame House (HMVS0)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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N 37° 5.299', W 88° 35.662'

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First Log Cabin
Here in April 1821, three years after the Jackson Purchase, the first home, a round-log cabin, was built by James and William Pore. Only a few Indians remained. James Davis, his wife and three sons, built a shelter soon after. In the next five years a score or more settled along the Tennessee River. Town was first named Pekin. Over

First Frame House
Was built by Albert Hayes in 1826 a few feet south of here. It had three rooms, was "quite attractive in those days" and bore the name "Fox House". Tradition is that Gen. William Clark stayed here when he platted town, May 26, 1827, and changed its name, Pekin to Paducah, in honor of Chief Paducke. Over.

Marker by Greater Paducah Chamber of Commerce
HM NumberHMVS0
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1052
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358298 N 4105858
Decimal Degrees37.08831667, -88.59436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.299', W 88° 35.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 17.94" N, 88° 35' 39.72" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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