The Battle of Paducah was fought on March 25, 1864, during the American Civil War. A Confederate force led by Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest launched a successful raid on Paducah, Kentucky, to capture supplies. Paducah has 4.6 miles of Greenway Trail linking downtown to County Park Road running through Bob Noble Park and Stuart Nelson Park and adjacent to the Ohio River Boat Launch. Downtown Floodwall Mural depicts many Civil War scenes. Paducah's downtown has a wealth of Victorian and Classical Revival architecture constructed between 1870 and 1930.
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