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

Buffalo Road

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Buffalo Road Marker
Inscription.  Buffalo herds opened first road in wilderness to present site of Owensboro. Bill Smothers, the pioneer settler of Yellow Banks, followed trail from Rough Creek, near present day Hartford, to Ohio River. Built his cabin at end of road, near here, 1797-98. An old court record says the buffalo road was a “place of great resort for that kind of game.”
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1307.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.995′ N, 87° 6.75′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of West 10th Street and Frederica Street (Kentucky Road 2831), on the left when traveling east on West 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 W 10th St, 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. Union Station (within shouting distance
Buffalo Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Buffalo Road Marker
of this marker); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Home of Governor Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trinity Centre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. half a mile away); Senator McCreery Home (approx. half a mile 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 39 times since then and 3 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.
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