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Welcome to Bowling Green ...

The city of Bowling Green is located in Warren County<1> and is the County Seat for Warren County.

A typical abbreviation for Bowling Green: Bowling Grn.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bowling Green has a population of 70,222 people<2> (see below for details).

Bowling Green was settled in 1778.

The city of Bowling Green was previously named Bolin Green. Going back to its beginning, The community of Bowling Green was originally named McFadden's Station. For more information about the names of Bowling Green, see The Names of Bowling Green on our Genealogy Page.

Bowling Green is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bowling Green lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Bowling Green, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Bowling Green is within the (270) area code.

The ZIP codes for Bowling Green: 42101-42104<4>

Websites for Bowling Green ...

Official Website:   www.bgky.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bgchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bowling Green had an population of 70,222 people. This is an increase of 20.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bowling Green had a population of 58,067 people (which is 51.03% of the total population of Warren County). This makes Bowling Green the county's most populous community.

The population of Bowling Green represents 1.34% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 58,067 people, the population of Bowling Green increased 17.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 49,296 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bowling Green.

Communities Also Named Bowling Green ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Bowling Green - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bowling Green.

Communities near Bowling Green ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bowling Green.

  • Franklin [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Simpson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Bowling Green
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,046 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Auburn [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Logan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Bowling Green
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,404 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Brownsville [Edmonson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville [Edmonson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Bowling Green
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 840 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville<6>
  • Smiths Grove [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smiths Grove
    • Smiths Grove [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Bowling Green
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smiths Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smiths Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smiths Grove<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodburn [Warren County]
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      • Woodburn [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Bowling Green
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
    • Oakland [Warren County]
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      • Oakland [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Bowling Green
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Woodbury [Butler County]
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      • Woodbury [Butler County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bowling Green
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
    • Plum Springs [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Springs
      • Plum Springs [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Bowling Green
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Springs
    • Rockfield [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfield
      • Rockfield [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockfield
    • Gotts [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gotts
      • Gotts [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Bowling Green
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gotts

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bowling Green. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bowling Green.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bowling Green. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bowling Green.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowling Green. Our list includes 39 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bowling Green.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowling Green ...

Looking for more information about Bowling Green? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bowling Green, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bowling Green.

Adding Bowling Green to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bowling Green in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bowling Green was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.

We also found Bowling Green in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bowling Green on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Warren County

About Kentucky

The official website for Bowling Green: www.bgky.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Warren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowling Green.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowling Green - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bowling Green). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bowling Green or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bowling Green includes: 42101, 42102, 42103 & 42104.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bowling Green) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bowling Green. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowling GreenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowling Green. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9819, Longitude: -86.4617    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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