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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Welcome to Bowling Green ...
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bowling Green: www.bgky.org/
The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022