Welcome to Paducah...
...the seat of Cottle County, located where US Highway 70 and US Highway 83 intersect connecting the boarders of the United States. For this reason, Paducah is often referred to as the Crossroads of America. Paducah is two hours or less from the cities of Amarillo, Lubbock, Plainview, Abilene and Wichita Falls. Even Oklahoma is a short scenic drive away. Drive in any direction and you can find most anything you desire including universities boasting all sorts of educational and sporting events, cultural activities, and museums. There are three military bases, shopping and dinning, airports and several state of the art medical facilities. Getting to any of these amenities is as quick or quicker than possible in a big city with a drive consisting of beautiful scenery, wide open skies, fresh air, occasional wildlife and open roads with little traffic; a welcome change from smog, congestive traffic, and concrete surrounding everything.
Paducah is located in rugged ranch county of the Texas Panhandle where cowboys are still respected and admired. This terrain provides Paducah some of the best hunting in the State of Texas, including turkey, dove, quail, wild hogs and deer.
Paducah is known for its big heart and caring neighbors who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Paducah citizens are friendly and community focused. There are several projects in progress including efforts to restore the courthouse square's historical "Palace Theater". Other structures steeped in rich historic fabric are the Cottle County Courthouse, the first M.E. Moses' Variety Store building and the City-County Heritage Museum located in the former Quanah, Acme, and Pacific Railroad Depot. There are still charming brick streets throughout some of the residential sections of town. The American way of life is experienced everyday in this unique rural community located in the middle of nowhere, but in the heart of everything.
Those who select Paducah as their retirement destination find low taxes and a low crime rate. Amenities of the community include a library, a senior citizens center, and museums. A small medical clinic and public transportation is available. In an emergency, an EMT is usually on site in less than 5 minutes to begin aid with the ambulance quickly following. Besides the local museums, every town and city surrounding Paducah as their own unique museums, festivals and events. Nearby are many opportunities for varied activities from star gazing at the 3 Rivers Campus with monthly star gazing parties; hiking, fishing or hunting at the Matador Wildlife Area, Caprock Canyon State Park, Copper Breaks State Park, or one of the many other surrounding lakes and recreational areas; even taking a tour at one of the many large ranches, such as the Matador, Tongue, or 6666 Ranches to see what ranch life is really like. The country club has a golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts; the Old Settlers Reunion and Rodeo, as well as the 4-H's many activities make use of the community's rodeo arena. Kids and adults alike enjoy the city swimming pool and several city parks with playgrounds for a great time of fun and relaxation. All this and great home cooked food at local restaurants are available while living in the relaxed small community atmosphere.
In Paducah we have it all. The convenience of finding whatever we want in a pleasant drive, where honking horns, are for waving at your friends and neighbors, or the wildlife close to the roadway. No stop and go traffic filled with drivers in a hurry to get to their destination. Citizens are rewarded with the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets anywhere. We are folks that meet the challenge head on and work toward the success of the community. We want you to come be a part of the Paducah way of life.
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Paducah, in the middle of nowhere,
but in the heart of everything!