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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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NEW – 08/20/2014

LEGAL NOTICE

Pursuant to KRS 174, the Public is hereby notified that a hearing will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the McCracken County Emergency Management Complex located at 3700 Coleman Road, Paducah, KY in regards to the proposed expenditures of 2014-2015 State Derived Tax Revenue in McCracken County, KY.

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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. […]