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

Pioneer Surveyor

 
 
Pioneer Surveyor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Pioneer Surveyor Marker
Inscription. General Elijah M. Covington of the Kentucky Militia came here from North Carolina in 1795 to farm and survey. Acquired 23,000 acres in Warren, Logan, Edmonson counties. He became Warren County's first sheriff and surveyor. Helped to select the early site of Bowling Green and made the first survey of Mammoth Cave. This park named for him, purchased by city, 1933.
 
Erected 1968 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1191.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 58.773′ N, 86° 26.15′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Covington Street and East 11th Avenue on Covington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1040 Covington Street, Bowling Green KY 42103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort C. F. Smith (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lillian H. South (approx. mile away); College Hill (approx. mile away); Odgen College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Long Hunters
Entrance to Golf Course with marker in center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Entrance to Golf Course with marker in center.
(approx. one mile away); James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (approx. one mile away); Civil War Occupations (approx. one mile away); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Park & Golf Course entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Park & Golf Course entrance sign.
View of marker towards East 11th Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. View of marker towards East 11th Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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