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Paducah

(pədyo͞o`kə, –do͞o`–), city (1990 pop. 27,256), seat of McCracken co., SW Ky., on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Tennessee River; inc. as a city 1856. It is a tobacco market, a farm trade and livestock shipping point, and a river port. It has railroad shops and boat yards, and there is diversified manufacturing. During the Civil War, Paducah was held for the Union (1861) by Grant, and in 1864, it was the objective of a Confederate raid by Nathan ForrestForrest, Nathan Bedford,
1821–77, Confederate general, b. Bedford co., Tenn. (his birthplace is now in Marshall co.). At the beginning of the Civil War, Forrest, a wealthy citizen of Memphis, organized a cavalry force, which he led at Fort Donelson (Feb.
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. The city suffered serious floods in 1884, 1913, and 1937. The American Quilter's Society is headquartered there.

Paducah

 

a city in the USA, in the state of Kentucky. It is situated on the Ohio River below the influx of the Tennessee River. Population, 32,000 (1970). Paducah is a railroad junction and a major center of the atomic industry, whose enterprises include a plant producing uranium-235. Paducah also has food and condiment and chemical industries. The city exports tobacco and feeds.

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