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Maceo, Kentucky
Maceo, Kentucky

Maceo is a Daviess county town about eight miles northeast of Owensboro near the Ohio River. It was settled after the Civil War by formerly enslaved people and in about 1890 became the site of a station on the Louisville, Henderson, and Saint Louis Railroad, which laid out the town. (There may have been an earlier settlement on the site named Rosebud.) The railroad named it Powers Station for J.D. Powers, a company officer, but it 1897 it was renamed Maceo to honor Alonzo or Antonio Maceo, who had been killed in the Cuban war.

The Powers Station post office opened in 1891 and was renamed Maceo in 1897.

The population of the Maceo census designated place in 2010 was 413.

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