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

First Home of Governor Ford

 
 
First Home of Governor Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. First Home of Governor Ford Marker
Inscription.  Wendell H. Ford, Kentucky's 49th Governor, first Owensboro native to become Chief Executive. Born Sept. 8, 1924. Served in U.S Army during World War II and National Guard, 1949-62. Elected National Jaycees President, 1956; International Vice Pres., 1958; State Senator, 1965; Lieutenant Governor, 1967; Governor, 1971.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society; Sponsored by Daviess County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 46.184′ N, 87° 6.443′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of East 7th Street and Crittenden Street, on the right when traveling west on East 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 East 7th 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. Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. ¼ mile away); Buffalo Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Station (approx. 0.4
First Home of Governor Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marstelelr, November 1, 2020
2. First Home of Governor Ford Marker
miles away); Wendell H. Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trinity Centre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Wendell H. Ford (1924-2015) image. Click for full size.
Public domain / U.S. Senate Historical Office
3. Wendell H. Ford (1924-2015)
He served in the U.S. Senate from 1974 to 1999.
 
 
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 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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