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

The Civil War in Bowling Green

 
 
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By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. The Civil War in Bowling Green Marker
Inscription.  Because of its important transportation routes, both armies recognized Bowling Green's strategic location during the Civil War. The city was occupied briefly by Confederate troops, who used many of the surrounding hills for fortifications. For the remainder of the war, the Union Army used the city as a hospital center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 0.089′ N, 86° 25.889′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverview Drive (U.S. 31W) and Center Street 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 Limestone Bluffs (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the L&N Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Kentucky University
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. The Civil War in Bowling Green Marker
(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 713 times since then and 28 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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Sep. 30, 2020