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Welcome to McCracken County, KY
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County Information

McCracken is a county located in the Jackson Purchase, the extreme western end of the U.S. state of Kentucky. McCracken County was founded in 1825, from Hickman County. The county was named for Captain Virgil McCracken of Woodford County, who was killed in the Battle of Frenchtown in southeastern Michigan during the War of 1812
The county seat and largest city is Paducah.

Cities

* Paducah
Census-designated places
* Hendron * Lone Oak * Massac * Reidland * Woodlawn-Oakdale *

Online Data



County Courthouse 1883
Courthouse - 1883

1938 Paducah Courthouse
Courthouse - 1938

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SURROUNDING COUNTIES

* Massac County, Illinois (north, across the Ohio River)
* Livingston County (northeast, across the Tennessee River)
* Marshall County (east)
* Graves County (south)
* Carlisle County (southwest)
* Ballard County (west)

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