I think it's a common practice to continue referring to something by a former name if it had that former name for a very long time.

Also, when you're giving directions, it just might be easier to use that older, more familiar name. I mean, what difference would it make if the goal is to get someone from Point A to Point B.

There are streets and landmarks/businesses in Owensboro that have changed names for various reasons and I still hear folks refer to them by former names.

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Human nature. It happens. And some that I've noticed don't really even HAVE an official name. It's just that the business that previously occupied said location is no longer there and won't be back. You'll see that example below

Here are all the ones I've picked up on:

Owensboro Streets and Landmarks Still Being Called by Their Former Names

Owensboro's Hard-to-Pronounce Street Names and Their Histories...I Think

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