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

Bowling Green & Warren County

 
 
Bowling Green & Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. Bowling Green & Warren County Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1797, Warren County is named for Revolutionary War hero, Dr. Joseph Warren of Boston. Bowling Green was platted in the late 1790s and incorporated in 1812. The city is believed to be named for New York's Bowling Green Park, where Revolutionary insurgents felled a statue of King George III of England.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 0.073′ N, 86° 25.873′ 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. The Barren River (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 (within shouting
Bowling Green & Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Bowling Green & Warren County Marker
Marker is second from the left in the background.
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.
 
Toppling of King George III Statue in Bowling Green Park, New York. image. Click for full size.
3. Toppling of King George III Statue in Bowling Green Park, New York.
 
 
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 502 times since then and 10 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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