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Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wendell H. Ford

 
 
Wendell H. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. Wendell H. Ford Marker
Inscription.  
Civic Leader, Legislator
KY. Governor and U.S. Senator

A faithful friend
to his fellow citizens of
Daviess County, KY.

Presented Aug. 11, 1979
by
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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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
Wendell H. Ford Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. Wendell H. Ford Marker (tall view)
away, measured in a direct line); 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); Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 8.1 miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 8.2 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Wendell H. Ford - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on July 11, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Wendell H. Ford Marker (<i>wide view; Daviess County Courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
3. Wendell H. Ford Marker (wide view; Daviess County Courthouse in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 17 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.
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