Introduction to Owensboro, Kentucky
Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess county, is 80 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is home to some 54,067 residents.
Owensboro was first settled in the year 1797. It was initially known as "Yellowbanks" which referred to the color of the sand on the banks of River Ohio. The first general store of the area was opened in 1810 by David Morton and this led to a gradual growth in the population. The city was incorporated as Owensborough in 1817 by the Kentucky Legislature. It was later shortened to Owensboro. In terms of population, industrial growth, and culture it is the state’s third largest city.
Owensboro and nearby Attractions
- Angel Mounds State Historic Site
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- Pigeon Roost State Historic Site
- Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Things To Do In Owensboro
Visitors to the city can take a trip to Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, and Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Recreational facilities are also offered by the various local parks. Some of these include the Douglas Park, Seventh Street Park, Legion Park, and Chautauqua Park. Lewis Lane Church, Bellevue Church, Seven Hills Church are among the local churches.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Owensboro - Daviess County Airport.
Owensboro Higher Education
Owensboro Community College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Brescia University are the local higher educational institutions.