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McCracken County was founded in 1825, from Hickman County and was named for Captain Virgil McCracken of Woodford County, Kentucky, who was killed in the Battle of Frenchtown in southeastern Michigan during the War of 1812.

The Battle of Paducah occurred in McCracken County on March 25, 1864. The skirmish between the Union and Confederate troops ended in a Confederate victory. Altogether 140 men fell in the battle.

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Update: 04/03/2014 –  McCracken County is now taking applications for the following position.

1.  Animal Shelter Director

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Newly placed links listed below, Will remain on the front page for about a week, After that they will be placed under the appropriate tab.

New  03/14/2014 – REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL -  Relating to: Information Technology Support and Service Vendor.

NewMcCracken County Animal Shelter – Test Site, Check in Software

NewDuties of Elected OfficialsClick here

NewPlanning and Zoning StatutesClick here

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  History McCracken County was founded in 1825, from Hickman County and was named for Captain Virgil McCracken of Woodford County, Kentucky, who was killed in the Battle of Frenchtown in southeastern Michigan during the War of 1812. The Battle of Paducah occurred in McCracken County on March 25, 1864. The skirmish between the Union and Confederate troops ended in a Confederate victory. […]