Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Russell S. Shifley
This park is dedicated to Russell Shifley in honor of his 56 years of service to the City of Owensboro. This man was employed by the City of Owensboro in 1917, and served as Superintendent of the Sewer and Street Department from 1930-1971. During this period of rapid growth for the City, he was personally responsible for the construction of many miles of sewers and streets and because of his unusual skill and dedication, the citizens of Owensboro were saved millions of dollars.
As a City Commissioner from 1972 to 1976, he was personally responsible for the complete renovation and reconstruction of Veach Road, Leitchfield Road, Crabtree Avenue and a portion of Carter Road. These four main arterial streets will long serve as recognition of this man's unique ability.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 37° 45.06′ N, 87° 8.95′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Bittel Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Governor for Tennessee (approx. 0.8 miles away); Senator McCreery Home (approx. 2 miles away); Kendall-Perkins Park (approx. 2 miles away); Two Early Civil Rights Cases in Owensboro (approx. 2 miles away); Born With a Purpose (approx. 2 miles away); The African American Community in Owensboro (approx. 2 miles away); Sassafras Tree (approx. 2.1 miles away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.