Owensboro is a city in as well as the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky. Currently home to over 58,000 residents, good for fourth-largest in the state, and the city even anchors its own minor metropolitan area, which is home to over 116,000 residents. Though once heavily based on manufacturing, today Owensboro’s economy is much more retail and services-based; its largest employer is the Owensboro Medical Health System Hospital, which employs over 3,300 residents. It is followed by U.S. Bank Home Mortgage and the Owensboro Public School District, with Specialty Foods Group and Walmart rounding out the top 5.

The first settlers to the area arrived before the turn of the 19th century, but it would not be until the early 1800’s that a settlement was established in the area. Originally known as Yellow Banks, the settlement grew slowly and was based primarily on agriculture, as most frontier towns were at the time. The name was changed to “Owensborough” in 1817, and was shortened to its current spelling in 1893. Owensboro also has a long history of manufacturing, which is an economic sector that is still influential in the city today, though it has taken a backseat in recent years to the more retail-oriented economic structure that most American cities seem to have adopted.

During the summer months, average daily highs usually only reach into the mid-to-upper 80’s, with overnight lows dropping down into into the low-to-mid 60’s; higher temperatures, however, are not exactly uncommon, though temperatures in the triple digits tend to be. During the winter months, average highs only reach into the low 40’s, with overnight lows often dropping into the mid-to-upper 20’s. Snow is generally uncommon, but not necessarily unheard of; this generally makes it a bit easier for auto transporter to get into and out of the area.

Owensboro is a wonderful place to live, and if you are looking for auto transport to the city, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form will yield ten free quotes from ten different American auto shipping companies in your e-mail over the next one hour. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!