About Paducah

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. The combination of southern charm and hospitality that originated with Paducah's founding is still alive and well in this vibrant river city today.

Paducah's private and public sectors are committed to providing quality educational, cultural and entertainment activities usually found in larger metropolitan areas. The city's diverse cultural pedigree was recognized for its international value by UNESCO in November 2013 when Paducah became a designated UNESCO Creative City.

Blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy business climate, and outstanding schools and neighborhoods, Paducah is an excellent place to raise a family or start a business.

For insights and more information about living, learning and working in Paducah, visit Paducah CVB's community links.