Welcome to McCracken County
Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers between St. Louis and Nashville, McCracken County, TN was once a hub of shipping and transportation. Today, however, it’s a quiet community of rolling farmland, lush woods, and bustling small towns. Whether you’re looking for a waterside home perfect for fishing, a large tract of hunting or farming land, or a quiet suburban home close to shopping and dining, you’ll find plenty of options to love in McCracken County. Come explore.
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At a Glance
Major roads: I-24, US-60, US-45, US-62
Evansville, IN: 120 miles, about 2.33 hours
Nashville, TN: 150 miles, about 2.5 hours
St. Louis, MI: 175 miles, about 2.5 hours
Largest city: Paducah
County seat: Paducah
Median home value: $131,628
Communities of McCracken County
The county seat of Paducah is much more than just a stopping point between St. Louis and Nashville. This little town is full of big possibilities, particularly in its bustling Downtown, which features shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Located just outside of Paducah, Hendron is quiet country living with easy access to amenities and entertainment. Here, you’ll find plenty of wide-open spaces, as well as Rolling Hills County Club and Paxton Park Golf Course.
Once ranked the Most Affordable Small Town in Kentucky by Business Insider, Reidland is a popular choice for buyers hoping to stretch their dollar as far as possible. Reidland is also located just south of the Tennessee River, so there’s lots of recreation to be found.
Things to Do in McCracken County
What You'll LOVE in McCracken County
Shopping & dining
McCracken County might be a largely rural area, but its county seat offers a wide variety of shopping and dining opportunities. Head to Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah to discover both big-box retailers and smaller local restaurants. Downtown Paducah offers myriad local businesses and eateries, including shops, boutiques, and even performance art venues.
Parks and recreation
Located on the shores of the Ohio River, McCracken County is filled with opportunities for getting outside and enjoying beautiful weather. Head to Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge to fish, hunt, or search out wildlife. Cross the Ohio to Fort Massac State Park, a 1,500-acre park perfect for hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, picnicking, and disc golfing.
Students in McCracken County are primarily served by two public school districts: McCracken County Public Schools and Paducah Public Schools. PPS is a small district of just over 3,100 students and six schools. MCPS is a larger district of about 7,100 and is currently ranked the #6 Best School District in Kentucky by Niche.com.
Find Home in the Kentucky Countryside
If you're looking for farmland, rural acreage, or a country home in a quiet community of western Kentucky, then we're here to help. Contact us at any time, and let's talk about your home- or land-buying goals.
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