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The marker reads: "FIRST LOG CABIN Here in April 1821, three years after the Jackson Purchase, the first home, a round-log cabin, was built by James and William Pore. Only a few Indians remained. James Davis, his wife and three sons, built a shelter soon after. In the next five years a score or more settled along the Tennessee River. Town was first named Pekin. Over Marker by Greater Paducah Chamber of Commerce 1967 KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS 1052" Top of sign: Seal of Kentucky: Commonwealth of Kentucky United We Stand Divided We Fall

Latitude, Longitude

37 deg 5' 17.95", 88 deg 35' 39.68"

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Paducah, KY; Historic markers; McCracken County (Ky.); Paducah (Ky.); Historic buildings — residence; Dwellings — residence


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