Owensboro is located in the state of Kentucky and a city and seat of Daviess County, that sits along the Ohio River in the western part of Kentucky and is in the southeastern part of Evansville, Indiana. The area where the present-day Owensboro stands were founded in the 1800s, known to the early float boatmen as the Yellow Banks. Because of the color of the clay that is found along the high riverbanks. When the town was laid out, the name was also changed to Owensboro in 1816 after Colonel Abraham Owen, a veteran during the first Kentucky wars. The area was also the site of the Union Camp during the American Civil War. Owensboro is the center of a wealthy oil and agricultural land whose products include tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat, and fruits.
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