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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

College Hill

 
 
College Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. College Hill Marker
Inscription. Now known as Reservoir Hill, one of nine key fortifications of CSA defense during 1861 Civil War occupation of Bowling Green. Felled trees with sharpened ends were placed as cavalry barriers. Stones from a college building under construction went into the fortifications. The Bowling Green system was manned by approximately 4,000 Confederates.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1051.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.414′ N, 86° 26.274′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on East Main Street near Park Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Reservoir Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lillian H. South (a few steps from this marker); Fort C. F. Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Occupations (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Nahm Building (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Reservoir Hill image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
2. Reservoir Hill
Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Long Hunters (approx. 0.3 miles away); James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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