Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Wendell H. Ford
KY. Governor and U.S. Senator
A faithful friend
to his fellow citizens of
Daviess County, KY.
Presented Aug. 11, 1979
The Daviess Co. Young Democrats
Erected 1979 by Daviess County Young Democrats.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 37° 46.431′ N, 87° 6.745′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3rd Street and St Ann Street, on the right when traveling west on West 3rd Street. Marker is located by the sidewalk at the southeast corner of the Daviess County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 St Ann Street, Owensboro KY 42303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Daviess Countians Who Served (about 300 feet away, measured in a Courthouse Burned (about 300 feet away); Medal of Honor Winners (about 300 feet away); Daviess Co. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War (about 400 feet away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (about 800 feet away); Bill Smothers Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
Also see . . . Wendell Ford. Wendell Hampton Ford was an American politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He served for twenty-four years in the U.S. Senate and was the 53rd Governor of Kentucky. He was the first person to be successively elected lieutenant governor, governor and United States senator in Kentucky history. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving senator in Kentucky's history, a mark which was then surpassed by Mitch McConnell in 2009. (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.