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

Hobson House

 
 
Hobson House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Riverview at Hobson Grove, circa March 27, 2009
1. Hobson House Marker
Riverview at Hobson Grove
Inscription.  Located at the West end of Main St. Home of Col. Atwood G. Hobson, lawyer, banker and Union officer, begun, 1860. During Confederate occupation of Bowling Green, 1862, CSA Gen. Simon B. Buckner saved house at request of his friend, USA General W. E. Hobson, son of owner. Used as munitions depot. After the war, Col. Hobson made this his home until death, 1898.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1127.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 37° 0.694′ N, 86° 27.59′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. At the end of West Main Avenue in Hobson Grove Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 West Main Avenue, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Family Divided (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hobson Family (about 400 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); A West Side Story (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Joseph's Historic District (approx. one mile away); Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ernest Hogan (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Webb and Civil War Earthworks (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Webb (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
More about this marker. Riverview at Hobson Grove is now an historic house museum.
 
Also see . . .  Riverview at Hobson Grove. (Submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Additional keywords. Victorian, Confederacy, oculus, history, Riverview, Bowling Green, Kentucky, museum, Italianate, cupola
 
Hobson House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Hobson House Marker
Hobson House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
3. Hobson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2011, by Riverview at Hobson Grove of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 4, 2011, by Riverview at Hobson Grove of Bowling Green, 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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