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 public and private sectors are committed to providing quality educational, cultural and entertainment activities usually found in larger metropolitan areas. The city was recognized by UNESCO in November 2013 when Paducah was designated a UNESCO Creative City for its diverse cultural pedigree and commitment to creativity, culture, innovation and global collaboration.

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

For more insight and information about living, learning and working in Paducah, view our community links.