Buffalo Road

1st & Frederica Sts., Owensboro, KY


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"Buffalo herds opened first road in wilderness to present site of Owensboro. Bill Smothers, the pioneer settler of Yellow Banks, followed trail from Rough Creek, near present day Hartford, to Ohio River. Built his cabin at end of road, near here, 1797-98. An old court record says the buffalo road was a "place of great resort for that kind of game.""

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger