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

Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky

 
 
Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
1. Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky Marker
Inscription. A newly constituted stated of Kentucky, having been conceived in sovereignty convention Nov. 18-20, 1861 at Russellville, established Bowling Green as its capitol. The commissioners to the Confederate Congress in Richmond were William Preston, Louisville, William E. Simms, Bourbon, and Henry C. Burnett, Trigg. On Dec. 10, 1861 the State of Kentucky was admitted into the Confederacy by act of the Confederate States, Section 1. "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact that the State of Kentucky be, and is hereby admitted a member of the Confederate States of America, on an equal footing with the other states of this Confederacy." Kentuckians sympathetic with the cause of States Rights, founded a state and a country which they could call their own. The Kentucky Senators and Representatives were:
Senators
Hon. Henry C. Burnett
Hon. William E. Simms
Hon. Thomas B. Monroe

House of Representatives
Hon. H.W. Bruce
Hon. R. J. Breckinridge Jr.
Hon. Ely M. Bruce
Hon. Willis B. Machen
Hon. James S. Chrisman
Hon. John W. Crockett
Hon. John M. Elliott
Hon. George W. Ewing
Hon. George B. Hodge
Hon. James W. Moore
Hon. Henry E. Read
Hon. George W. Triplett
Hon Theodore L. Burnett
 
Erected 1949
Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, May 8, 2013
2. Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky Marker
View of marker and surroundings
by Daughters of the Confederates Bowling Green.
 
Location. 36° 59.602′ N, 86° 26.476′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Touch for map. Located in fountain square park facing Nahn Building. 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. The Nahm Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Occupations (within shouting distance of this marker); James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Hunters (about 500 feet away); Warren County / Portage Railroad (about 500 feet away); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (about 500 feet away); College Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lillian H. South (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2. submitted on May 20, 2013, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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