Marion Kentucky USA

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Marion, Kentucky, USA

This is a page about our little town in Western Kentucky.

Marion is a small, friendly town about 50 miles east of Paducah on US Highway 60.  We are about 15 miles south of the Ohio River.  I will now show some of our houses and stores.  At the bottom of the page, look for links to the various businesses in, or near Marion.

This is an old postcard of downtown Marion with ore wagons coming into town from the mines.  The scene is looking north on Main street near the intersection on Main and Carlisle.  The building on the left is where the present day Farmers Bank is.  The old Court House is in the center of the photograph.  The ore wagons were loaded with zinc ore.

The building on the right was the old Marion public High School.  It has been rumored to become the satellite of Murray State University. (This has not happened as yet)




This is the old Masonic Temple.  The building  now  houses the "Hunt's Department Store" and "Thom's  Sweet Shoppe and Paula's China Shoppe"  This building is on the Northeast side of the Square in downtown Marion. It also houses a new sign shop.

The "Sweet Shoppe" is in the old "City Drug Store"  Thom has some of the finest food in Marion. What was Hunt's Department Store is now another one of Thom's Cafes. He serves full meals, as well as soups, sandwichs and salads. He also serves malts, milk shakes, sodas, etc. He took cooking classes in New Orleans where he learned "Cajun" cooking.


This a close up of "Thom's Sweet Shop"  (as mentioned above.)  Thom cooks his own food and does it very well.  I also taught him to make a "chocolate peanut butter malt"

He makes one of the finest in the world.  (Thom, I want some free malts for this unsolicited advertisement)

This is on the east side of the square and shows the "Coffee Shop" , Barber Shop, Beauty shop and real estate office





"People's Bank"  On the corner of Main & Carlisle





"Farmer's Bank"

      On the corner of Main and Carlisle


The Gazebo on the court house square.





Looking north from the gazebo toward the county attorneys office and funeral home



This is the sign in the front of Rebecca Johnson's law office.  The building on the right is the new "Farm Bureau Insurance" office.




This is the sign that was in front of "Bob Lamb's Photography" (click here to see Bob growing up) and "Nature's Rx".

"Bob Lamb's Photography" was a full service photo studio in Marion, but closed in 2002 when the Lamb's moved to Hawaii. They are now working on a small "vacation rental" and give private tours of Hawaii Island. E-MAIL Bob at .


Nature's Rx was a health food store owned and operated by Mrs. Sammye Lamb, MH.
Sammye is now working in Keaau Hawaii.

Sammye Lamb is a master herbalist that received her MH degree in 1981 from Emerson College of Herbology in Canada, she now sells herbs in Hawaii.
Sammye can be E-MAILed at .



This is the "Front Porch "  It is a restaurant on South Main in Marion.  They specialize in fish dinners.






This is the "Myer's Bed and Breakfast" in Marion on East Depot Street.




This is the home of Robert and Kim Lamb and their children; Rachel, Jason and Joel.
The Lamb's own and operate "Rob's Window Cleaning".  This house is at 620 East Depot Street.
You can reach them by email at Email
or by phone at 965-9673.



This was the old "Western Auto" store on the northeast corner across from the court house square.  It was torn down on November 12, 1998.





This is Roy Hazard, one of Marion's long time residents.  He is sitting on the porch of the log cabin that is part of the museum.








All the above photographs are by Bob Lamb and are  Copyright (c) 1998


The Crittenden County tornado of January 2000

Map to Marion