Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1192.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 37° 45.296′ N, 87° 6.707′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederica Street (State Road 2831) and Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Frederica Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Frederica Street, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as Senator McCreery Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Buffalo Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. one mile away); First Home of Governor Ford (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trinity Centre (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
Regarding Sassafras Tree. According to the Champion Tree National Register, the tree's truck circumference (measured in 2016) was 283 inches (23 feet, 7 inches), its height was 62 feet and its crown spread was 51 feet.
Also see . . . Sassafras (Sassafras albidum). From the Champion Tree National Register, maintained by American Forests. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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