Founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame, Paducah's origins and prosperity can be attributed to its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers. Four of America's most important inland waterways converge in western Kentucky positioning Paducah at the geographical heart of our country - easily accessible by waterway and highway within close proximity to several major metropolitan areas.Paducah's fascinating history is reflected and preserved in architecture, engaging attractions and dynamic neighborhoods including Historic Downtown and the Lower Town Arts District. The city's cultural heritage is the foundation for its worldwide renown as a UNESCO Creative City anchored by long-lasting traditions and year-round quilt and fiber experiences as the home of the National Quilt Museum and AQS QuiltWeek.
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