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

Bowling Green

The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
1. Bowling Green 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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, May 8, 2013
2. Bowling Green Marker
Shown in its original location in Fountain Square Park
by Kentucky Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Location. 36° 59.567′ N, 86° 26.573′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 10th Avenue and College Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (here, next to this marker); Warren County / Portage Railroad (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); The Nahm Building (about 600 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.
 
More about this marker. Originally located in Fountain Square Park at 445 E Main Ave (GPS 36.99336N, 86.44127W). In 2017 moved to Veterans Memorial Courtyard between the Warren County Courthouse and Bowling Green City Hall.
 
Also see . . .  City moves war monuments from Fountain Square Park. Bowling Green Daily News (11/1/2017) (Submitted on August 21, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 46 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker in its new location and its coordinates. • Can you help?
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