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

Fort Webb

 
 
Fort Webb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. Fort Webb Marker
Inscription. Constructed by CSA during early days of Civil War. One of numerous fortifications in Bowling Green area used by CSA and Union forces. Located at head of navigation on Barren and Green River systems, Bowling Green became an important stronghold with two railroads to Memphis and Nashville. Threats from Union forces caused CSA to abandon town on February 14, 1862. Over.

(Reverse):
Civil War Fortifications of Bowling Green
(A map showing fortifications)
 
Erected 1972 by KY Historical Society & KY Dept. of Highways. (Marker Number 1458.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.723′ N, 86° 25.958′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Webb Drive and Beech Bend Road, on the right when traveling south on Fort Webb Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Webb and Civil War Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the L&N Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Civil War in Bowling Green
Fort Webb Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer
2. Fort Webb Marker (reverse)
(approx. mile away); The Limestone Bluffs (approx. mile away); The Barren River (approx. mile away); Bowling Green & Warren County (approx. mile away); The Bridge (approx. mile away); Baker Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Fort Webb Park sign image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
3. Fort Webb Park sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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