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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bowling Green
By Devry Becker Jones, May 12, 2019
1864 Union Occupation of Bowling Green Marker
Bowling Green, VA.
May 20, 1864
1864 Union Occupation of Bowling Green — — Map (db m133744) HM WM|
|Lafayette, marching from Head of Elk, Maryland, to Richmond, camped here the night of April 27, 1781. — — Map (db m14100) HM|
|On May 21, 1864, Gen. Winfield S. Hancock’s Second Corps passed through Bowling Green. Union soldiers broke into stores, looted homes and freed prisoners from the jail. Documents from the ransacked courthouse littered the streets. A few bold souls . . . — — Map (db m12965) HM|
|In honor of the 461 men of Caroline County
who served their country during the Great World War of 1914 - 1918.
Their names are recorded at the clerk's office
made the supreme sacrifice
E.C. Purks, Robert Cooper, Lawless . . . — — Map (db m34457) HM|
|(front of marker) The first African-American slaves were brought to Caroline County around 1700. Few records were kept of their existence, except for their status and value as property and the occasional brush with the law. Many slaves of . . . — — Map (db m34350) HM|
|"For Those Who Fought For It, Freedom Has A Taste The Protected Will Never Know."
(back of marker) A project of H.E.L.P. Bowling Green with the generous support of: Citizens of Caroline, E.M. Gray & son, Dr. Cathie Butterworth, . . . — — Map (db m34349) HM|
| (front of marker) Erected by the people of Caroline County to commemorate the valor and endurance of its soldiers furnished to the Army of the Confederate States of America 1861 - 1865.
(left side of marker) 9th Regiment Va. . . . — — Map (db m116125) HM|
|Born in Washington D.C., John Cephas grew up
there and in Caroline County. He was influenced
at an early age by his mother's singing. A cousin
taught him the highly syncopated and danceable
guitar style now known as Piedmont Blues, . . . — — Map (db m75730) HM|
|Built approximately 1820, the Star Hotel was one of two taverns serving Bowling Green. During the Civil War, it was operated by the Henry Gouldman family, and became a notorious Confederate spy headquarters and safe haven to those who aided Lincoln . . . — — Map (db m116127) HM|
|The Caroline County Circuit Courthouse
was officially designated as
"The Honorable J. Peyton Farmer Circuit Courthouse"
by the Caroline County Board of Supervisors on
September 9, 2014
James Peyton Farmer was a distinguished jurist . . . — — Map (db m133745) HM|
The Historic District of the
Town of Bowling Green
is listed on the
of Historic Places — — Map (db m133743) HM|