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Bowling Green
Warren County, Kentucky

42103, 42104

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Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Bowling Green is approximately 40,641 (1990), 58067 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,501 (1990), 22735 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bowling Green is 75.034 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.414 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bowling Green to Washington DC is 550 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 122 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bowling Green is positioned 36.97 degrees north of the equator and 86.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bowling Green elevation is 509 feet above sea level.


30 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park
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80% Sunshine!
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History & History Related Items

In 1790, pioneer, Robert Moore, looked for a new location. He liked the area near Ewings Ford and staked out two acres for public buildings, which is now the Fountain Square Park.

In 1798, the town was chartered. It was named after the central green that was used for lawn bowling. By 1830, Bowling Green was a large agricultural area. River transportation was important so it became a major port until 1859 when the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was completed. At that time, it became a major transfer point for the railroad. During the Civil War, it was the capital of Kentucky. It remained thus until 1862 when Union troops moved it under martial law until 1865. Oil boom occurred right after World War I. Industrial growth was great during World War II and continues today.
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The settling of Bowling Green


The founding of Bowling Green



National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Drive
P.O. Box 1953
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Phone: 502 781-7973
Toll-free: 800-53VETTE
A 68,000 square-foot shrine to America's only true sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. Please call for hours. Fee for admission.

Eloise B. Houchens Center
1115 Adams St.
Bowling Green, KY
Phone: 502-842-6761
A Greek Revival mansion built in 1904 by Francis Kister, once Mayor of Bowling Green. It was added to the list as a Historic Home in 1976 for the purpose of restoring and preserving and to be used as a cultural and educational center. Please call for appointments.
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Bowling Green City Government

Bowling Green has a City Manager/City Council type of government with 4 commissioners and a Mayor Bowling Green


Bowling Green is the County Seat of Warren County

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