Information about Paducah, KY and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

City of Crafts and Folk Art

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A little about Paducah

Creativity is the common thread that connects people from around the globe to Paducah, the world's 7th City of Crafts and Folk Art in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Anchored by the National Quilt Museum and a thriving fiber arts community, Paducah is a haven for creative thinkers and doers. At the heart of America's inland waterways, the river contributes to the constant flow of Paducah's engaging energy and fascinating history. From the colorful revitalization of the Lower Town Arts District to the vibrant streets of 19th Century architecture in Historic Downtown, Paducah invites visitors to immerse themselves in rich American heritage and a globally-celebrated creative culture.

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The history of Paducah

Paducah was first settled as Pekin by James and William Pore c. 1821. The community – favorably located at the confluence of several waterways – occupied a site previously noted as a Chickasaw trading center The town was laid out by William Clark (of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition) in 1827 and renamed Paducah. Although local lore long connected this to an eponymous Chickasaw chief "Paduke" and his tribe of "Paducahs," authorities on the Chickasaw have since made clear that there was never any chief or tribe of that name, or anything like it, nor any words like them in the Chickasaw tongue. Instead, it is probable that Clark named the town for the Comanches known at the time as the Padoucas. At the outset of the Civil War, Kentucky attempted to take a neutral position. However, when a Confederate force occupied Columbus, a Union force under General Ulysses S. Grant responded by occupying Paducah. Throughout most of the war, Col. Stephen G. Hicks was in charge of Paduca

Contact Information

Address:
128 Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky
42001

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Businesses in Paducah, Kentucky

Here is a collection of local Paducah, Kentucky businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Athletic Lodging Restaurants Shopping Winery / Brewery

 

Bricolage Art Collective

Art

A space for artists to consign work

 

Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery

Art

Paducah's Home for Fine Film and Entertainment

 

PAPA Gallery

Art

Paducah’s most unique and exciting gallery

 

BikeWorld

Athletic

Bicycling is our passion!

 

Hooper's Outdoor Center

Athletic

Your #1 source for outdoor recreational equipment and apparel

 

1857 Hotel

Lodging

A boutique hotel in downtown paducah

 

Fox Briar Inn At Riverplace

Lodging

Impeccably restored historic inn

 

AK Cafe

Restaurants

Artisan Kitchen provides delicious homemade goodness

 

D.Starnes At Riverplace

Restaurants

Nationally famous Starne's hickory-pit barbeque

 

Freight House

Restaurants

Farm to table

 

Jasmine

Restaurants

Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar

 

Parker's Drive-In

Restaurants

50's Drive-In and Diner

 

Tribeca Mexican Cuisine

Restaurants

Traditional Mexican fare & margaritas

 

Allen Music

Shopping

Western Kentucky's Premiere Music Store

 

American Harvest Antiques

Shopping

Specializing in early country furniture and accessories

 

Crash Comics

Shopping

Great selection, knowledgeable staff

 

Dixie Leather Works

Shopping

A 38 year evolution in mastering the art of leather

 

Itty Bitty Knitty Shop

Shopping

A specialty yarn shop

 

Dry Ground Brewing Company

Winery / Brewery

Paducah's first craft brewery

 

Paducah Distilled Spirits

Winery / Brewery

The Moonshine Company