McCracken County, Kentucky

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McCracken County is a county located in the Jackson Purchase, the extreme western end of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 65,514. The county seat, largest city, and only incorporated community is Paducah.[1]

McCracken County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.



McCracken County was founded in 1825, from Hickman County. The county was named for Captain Virgil McCracken of Woodford County, Kentucky, who was killed in the Battle of Frenchtown in southeastern Michigan during the War of 1812.

Law and Government

McCracken County is represented congressionally as District 1 of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 268 square miles (694 km2), of which 251 square miles (650 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) is water.

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