Shake Rag

Shake Rag (HM1KIE)

Location: Bowling Green, KY 42101 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 59.931', W 86° 25.884'

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This African American community was founded in the 1800s. Bordered by the river and High, Ky., and 7th Sts., the area grew to include hundreds of residents, two schools, businesses, and churches. The architecture of Shake Rag shows a growing middle-class community.

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The lives of residents revolved around church, school, and family activities. The congregation that became State Street Baptist was organized in 1838. State Street School was founded in 1883; the Carver Center began in 1946. The Southern Queen Hotel served black travelers. Shake Rag is a reminder of progress residents made despite social and economic hardship.
Marker Number2158
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 550592 N 4094895
Decimal Degrees36.99885000, -86.43140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.931', W 86° 25.884'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 55.86" N, 86° 25' 53.04" W
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Area Code(s)270, 502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 455-499 E 2nd Ave, Bowling Green KY 42101, US
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