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

The Barren River

 
 
The Barren River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. The Barren River Marker
Inscription.  The Barren River is the Green River's largest tributary and is named for the barrens, large treeless grasslands found along its course. The first small steamboat reached Bowling Green in 1828. A series of locks and dams completed in 1838 make the river easily navigable for larger steamboats all the way to the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 0.078′ N, 86° 25.868′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverview Drive (U.S. 31W) and College Street, on the right when traveling north on Riverview Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowling Green & Warren County (a few steps from this marker); The Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Limestone Bluffs (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Kentucky University (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War in Bowling Green
The Barren River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. The Barren River Marker
Marker is located mid-photo (difficult to see).
(within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the L&N Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shake Rag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ora Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
The Barren River image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
3. The Barren River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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