American Red Cross

American Red Cross (HMVT3)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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N 37° 5.207', W 88° 35.895'

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McCracken County Chapter chartered May 14, 1917. Organized by Mrs. A.R. Meyers, with W. F. Paxton as first Chairman. Initial WWI fund drive raised $42,000. During great Ohio Valley Flood of 1937 carried on an amazing evacuation and relief program. WW II fund campaigns raised $164,530. Serving McCracken County over fifty years. Marker in memory of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Wilson Sr.

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Red Cross Serves
McCracken County
Flood 1929 $3,021
Drought 1929~31 $12,851
Flood 1936 $812
Flood 1937 $1,189,141
Tornado 1938 $2,061
Flood 1939 $751
Fire 1939 $979
Flood 1945 $865
Flood 1950 $7,281
Flood 1963 $4,590

HM NumberHMVT3
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1107
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 357950 N 4105694
Decimal Degrees37.08678333, -88.59825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.207', W 88° 35.895'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 12.42" N, 88° 35' 53.70" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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