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

The Limestone Bluffs

 
 
The Limestone Bluffs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. The Limestone Bluffs Marker
Inscription.  The Barren River's bluffs generally consist of oolitic limestone. Subterranean erosion has resulted in a very unique karst topography which includes a proliferation of caves and sinkholes. High quality limestone was once quarried in Warren County and sold under the trade name "Bowling Green Limestone". It was used for the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, KY and in buildings in Washington,D.C.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 0.085′ N, 86° 25.884′ 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 Civil War in Bowling Green (a few steps from this marker); The Barren River (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green & Warren County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridge
The Limestone Bluffs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. The Limestone Bluffs Marker
Marker located on the right in the foreground.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Western Kentucky University (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the L&N Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.
 
 
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 545 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   2. 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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May. 30, 2020