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Bowling Green's Civil War Defenses
The Confederate army occupied Bowling Green from September 1861 to February 1862. During that time, troops camped nearby to guard against a Union attack coming through the open ground between Fort Webb and Fort…
Ky.'s first native son to become governor was born in Bullitt Co. but reared in Logan Co. He read law under John J. Crittenden; began practice in Bowling Green. Served in Ky. House of Rep., and elected lt. gov. At Gov. Breathitt's death, Morehead …
Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers
Brig. Gen. William E. Hobson, 1st Brig., 2nd Div., 23rd Corps
Col. Benj. C. Grider, 9th Ky. Inf.
Col. J. H. Grider, 52nd Ky. Inf.
Col. P. B. Hawkins, 11th Ky. Inf.
Col. Atwood G. Hobson, 13th …
Established by Legislature, 1796, as the 24th county of Kentucky. Formed from part of Logan County. Parts of Barren, Allen, Edmonson, and Simpson counties later taken from original Warren boundaries. Named for Maj. Gen. Joseph War…
An exploring party of 13 "Long Hunters," so named because of the long periods of time spent away from home, camped along Barren River in 1775. Their names were carved on a beech tree, a silent record of the first white men in this area. Henry Skag…
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 gro…
Ora Porter, born in Butler Co., in 1880, moved to Bowling Green at age 10. She graduated from Tuskegee Institute School of Nursing and was among the earliest registered nurses in Ky. She was an organizer of the George Washington Carver Community C…
Troops under Generals S. B. Buckner and A. S. Johnston, CSA, took up this key position in the Southern defense line on Sept. 18, 1861. After Fort Henry fell and Fort Donelson was threatened, they evacuated Feb. 11-13, 1862. Gen. O. M. Mitchell and…
The W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade is named in honor of a Marion, Kentucky native, who was an excellent student and superior athlete at Western Kentucky University from 1924-1928. He was among the students who faithfully worked to convert this site…
Bowling Green named state capital at the Convention in Russellville November 20, 1861. First Governor, George W. Johnson.Commissioners to the Confederate Congress, William Preston, W.W. Simms and Henry Burnett.