Paducah's River Industry

Paducah's River Industry (HMXKV)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.314', W 88° 35.659'

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Paducah's River Industry was the city's lifeblood. Steamboats and tobacco were critical to the area's economy in the late 1880's. Mule-drawn transfer wagons moved hogshead barrels of tobacco that weighed around 1,600 pounds each. Nearly 20,000 barrels were stored annually in the area for two to three years. Steamboats carried mixed cargo and passengers. Paducah was a major port and distribution center because of its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers and close proximity to the Mississippi and Cumberland Rivers. (From and 1890's Photograph)
Placed ByPaducah~McCracken County Riverport Authority
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358303 N 4105886
Decimal Degrees37.08856667, -88.59431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.314', W 88° 35.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 18.84" N, 88° 35' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2613 N Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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