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    PADUCAH, TEXAS

    "Crossroads of America"

    Cottle County Seat, Texas Panhandle
    Highways 83 and 70
    30 miles S of Childress
    36 miles W of Crowell
    32 miles E of Matador
    Population 1,498 (2000) 1,788 (1990)

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    Paducah TX - Paducah Post Building
    The Paducah Post Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town was named after Paducah, Kentucky by former resident R. Potts, a man who settled in sometime around 1850. Potts was determined to name the town Paducah and he gave settlers land if they would vote accordingly.

    In 1892 Cottle County was organized, and Pott's dream came true. A post office was established in 1891. The Paducah Post was founded in 1893 and by 1903 the population was 151.

    Trains have traditionally been a Christmas present and Paducah got one. A real one. On Christmas Day, 1909 The Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad arrived and it didn't even need to be unwrapped.

    The town was incorporated the next year, with a population of 1,350.

    The 1980 census reported 2,216 residents.

    Paducah Events

    Paducah holds an annual Cotton Festival each September and an Old Settler's Reunion each April.

    The Cottle County Courthouse > next page
    Paducah Landmarks >
    "The Cottle County courthouse and surrounding square have recently been placed on the National Register of Historic Places." - Greg Haviland, May 28, 2005

    Paducah Landmarks

    Cottle County courthouse, Paducah, Texas
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
    Cottle County courthouse
    Paducah TX -  Paducah City Hall And Fire Dept
    Paducah City Hall and Fire Dept
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    PaducahTexas - 1910 First State Bank Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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    PaducahTexas - First State Bank Building
    1910 First State Bank Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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    Paducah Texas former Cottle County Jail
    The 1921 red brick jail in Paducah was used until 1998
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Paducah Texas Depot, Cottle County Heritage Museum
    Cottle County Heritage Museum
    (The restored Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad Depot)
    On Hwy 83 N.

    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Paducah Texas Cottle Hotel sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Paducah Texas Cottle Hotel
    The neglected Cottle Hotel on the courthouse square
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Paducah Texas - Old Cottle Hotel Cafe sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Paducah Tx - Ghost Coca-Cola Sign
    Coca-Cola Ghost Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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    Paducah Texas - Alace Theater
    Alace Theatre
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Zana Theater in Paducah Texas
    "Zana Theater that was once there"
    - Billy B Smith 2006 photo
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    Paducah Texas - Grain Storage Shed
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Paducah Texas - Cottle County Tennessee Valley Cemetery
    Tennessee Valley Cemetery
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    Paducah Texas - Cottle County Garden Of Memories Cemetery
    Garden Of Memories Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Paducah TX - Cottle County Garden Of Memories Cemetery Historical Marker
    Garden Of Memories Cemetery Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Paducah Texas - Water Tower
    Tin-Man Water Tower
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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  • Matador Wildlife Management Area: Northwest of town on FM 3256.

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  • Paducah Texas Forum
  • Subject: A Family in Paducah
    Dear TE, I am looking for information on my biological father's family. His name was Julian Homer Magee, born May 4, 1919. His Father was Wynn Magee, and his mother Mother: Elvie Lou Baker. I would appreciate any information on this family, especially medical history.

    Wynn & Elvie lived in Paducah when my Mom met them in 1944. Julian Homer Magee was born in Childress Texas in May 1919.

    Our granddaughter was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis which is a genetic condition. Both parents have to have the C.F. gene. - Connie Hubka, e-mail: cdhubka@telus.net , Claresholm, Alberta, Canada, September 15, 2006

  • Subject: Crowell and Paducah
    My name is Kristi Norman Brown and I am working on my family tree. Does anyone know of any books or articles on family histories from Crowell or Paducah that would help me in my research? My ancestors are A.Y. Norman (lots of Norman's there) Cotners, McCormicks, Knox, Wanda Moore, and Eula "Cricket" Norman. Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. - Kristi Norman Brown, February 27, 2006

  • Subject: Update to Cottle Co Courthouse
    To preserve the classic art deco architecture of the courthouse as well as nearby commercial buildings, the Cottle County courthouse and surrounding square have recently been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. - Greg Haviland, May 28, 2005


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