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

Bill Smothers Park

 
 
Bill Smothers Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Bill Smothers Park Marker
Inscription.  Site of home of William Smeathers (Bill Smothers), who in 1797-98 made first permanent settlement at Yellow Banks, now Owensboro. Officer in Kentucky's "Corn Stalk" Militia in 1803 and on expedition up the Wabash River against the Indians in the War of 1812 under General Samuel Hopkins. He then went to Texas as an Indian hunter and guide. Died there, 1837.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Commission and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 744.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 46.554′ N, 87° 6.813′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of West Veterans Boulevard and Frederica Street, on the right when traveling west on West Veterans Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 West Veterans Boulevard, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Bill Smothers Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Bill Smothers Park Marker
Park is on south bank of Ohio River.
of this marker. Daviess Co. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor Winners (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Burned (about 500 feet away); Daviess Countians Who Served (about 500 feet away); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor (about 800 feet away); George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wendell H. Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .  William Smeathers (Wiki History). (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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