William Clark, of Lewis and Clark, created the layout for Paducah in 1827. The city was incorporated a little over a decade later, in 1838, and would become an important trade post serving both the steamboat and rail industries. Home to the National Quilt Museum, the quiltmaking and fibers hub is situated in a region known as Jackson Purchase, approximately halfway between St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee. Jackson Purchase is bound on three sides by three different rivers – Mississippi to the west, Ohio to the north, and Tennessee to the east – with Paducah as the prominent hub in the area. In 2013, Paducah was named the world’s seventh City of Arts and Crafts, as designated by UNESCO. A perfect fusion of old-world charm and creative culture, Paducah is prime destination for artisans of all trades.