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ID: 7013447
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bowling Green (inhabited place)  Bowling Green (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 59 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.9833  decimal degrees
Long: 086 26 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -86.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Barren river in W central Kentucky; grew as land & water transportation center when railroad was built; occupied by Confederate army early in Civil War, but Union soon took over area; nearby cave said to be hideout of outlaw Jesse James.

Names:
Bowling Green (preferred,C,V)  ............ by tradition, named after green lawn for bowling wooden balls, an 18th-cen. sport favored by founders Robert & George Moore

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kentucky (state)  ............  Kentucky (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Warren (county)  ................  Warren (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bowling Green (inhabited place)  ....................  Bowling Green (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1780
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1796
agricultural center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
university center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Confederacy, 1861-1862

Sources and Contributors:
Bowling Green..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 116-117
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 440
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS21003111
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 116-117
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 440
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS21003111
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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