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Paducah, Texas

Paducah was established in 1892 as the county seat of the newly created Cottle County, and was named for Paducah, Kentucky, the home town of the county surveyor and county attorney. In 1893, Paducah consisted of two stores, a schoolhouse, and a saloon that doubled as a church on Sunday. On Christmas Day, 1909, the Quanah, Acme and Pacific RR reached the site and Paducah was incorporated the next year. Today the community serves as a supply and distribution point for the region's petroleum and agribusiness interests.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Paducah, TX

Scenic Drive

F.M. 293 west to Texas 136 north provides views of modern High Plains agriculture contrasted with traditional ranch lands unc...

Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum

Complex includes museum exhibit hall and furnished replica of rock house built by Henry Clay Smith, pioneer farmer who came t...

Wichita Falls Waterfall

A re-creation of falls faces north on I-44 and replaces original falls washed away in a flood in 1886. Water that forms 54-fo...

Stationmaster's House Museum

Two-building complex includes restored depot agent's home; exhibits feature home life, general history of Hansford County. Ou...