Yellow Banks, Kentucky facts for kids
|Yellow Banks (Owensboro, Kentucky)|
|Elevation||394 ft (120 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||42301, 42303, 42303|
|GNIS feature ID||497423|
Yellow Banks, Kentucky, was the name of the rustic community founded by pioneer William Smeathers or Smothers around 1790 on the banks of the Ohio River. The name was derived from the yellowish banks along the river. In 1817, Yellow Banks became the established town of Owensborough, in honor of Col. Abraham Owen (also the namesake of Owen County in Kentucky).
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