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

Warren County / Portage Railroad

 
 
Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Warren County Marker
Inscription.

Warren County
Established by Legislature, 1796, as the 24th county of Kentucky. Formed from part of Logan County. Parts of Barren, Allen, Edmonson, and Simpson counties later taken from original Warren boundaries. Named for Maj. Gen. Joseph Warren who died at Bunker Hill in 1775. Two earlier courthouses, the first log and second brick, 1812, were built in present Fountain Square.

Portage Railroad
Built 1832, by company organized by J. Rumsey Skiles, early Bowling Green industrialist, was one of earliest railroads in Ky. It ran from this site to Barren River, over a mile. Its iron tramcars were pulled by mules. In 1836 a depot on this site and an elevator and warehouse on river bank were built. L & N bought Portage R. R., 1855. Part of it still used. Over.
 
Erected 1966 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 987.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.569′ N, 86° 26.569′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of East 10th Avenue and College Street, on
Portage Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Portage Railroad Marker
the right when traveling east on East 10th Avenue. Click for map. Located within the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 College Street, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (here, next to this marker); James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Hunters (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Occupations (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky (about 500 feet away); The Nahm Building (about 600 feet away); College Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lillian H. South (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Also see . . .  One of the Earliest Railroads in Kentucky. (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Area view of courthouse park and markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Area view of courthouse park and markers.
Warren County Courthouse to left of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Warren County Courthouse to left of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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