|Daviess County Courthouse - Owensboro, Ky.|
|Confederate Monument - Owensboro, Ky.|
Owensboro functioned as a manufacturing hub until the 1970s. On a more personal level, my wife's family is from this area, and any visitor to Owensboro owes it to themselves to try the barbecue: Moonlite for the experience, Old Hickory for the quality.
|Historic Public Buildings of Daviess County ca. 1864|
Credit: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The fourth courthouse was Italianate with a huge cupola on top, but it was condemned and removed in 1927. It was also reportedly haunted. This fifth courthouse was built in 1963, after nearly 25 years of attempting to obtain funding for its construction. In 1989, a Judicial Center was also opened.