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Bowling Green, Virginia
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Welcome to Bowling Green ...

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

The location of Bowling Green has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Bowling Green: Bowling Grn.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bowling Green has a population of 1,180 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bowling Green.

Bowling Green is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bowling Green lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bowling Green is within the boundaries of the (804) area code.

Websites for Bowling Green ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bowling Green had an population of 1,180 people. This is an increase of 6.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bowling Green had a population of 1,111 people. This makes Bowling Green the county's most populous community.

The population of Bowling Green represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,111 people, the population of Bowling Green increased 18.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 936 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 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.

Communities Also Named Bowling Green ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Bowling Green: This one is located in Caroline County and the other is located in Roanoke City.

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

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.

  • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City]
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    • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Bowling Green
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,492 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredericksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<6>
  • Port Royal [Caroline County]
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    • Port Royal [Caroline County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Bowling Green
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<6>
  • Stuart Corner [Caroline County]
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    • Stuart Corner [Caroline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Bowling Green
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  • Sparta [Caroline County]
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    • Sparta [Caroline County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Bowling Green
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Samuels Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels Corner
      • Samuels Corner [Caroline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bowling Green
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samuels Corner
    • Arcadia [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Spotsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Bowling Green
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    • Ruther Glen [Caroline County]
    • Thornburg [Spotsylvania County]
    • Burruss Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner [Caroline County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Bowling Green
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    • Marye [Spotsylvania County]
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      • Marye [Spotsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Bowling Green
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marye

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 4 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bowling Green:

The official website for Caroline County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Caroline, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowling Green.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowling Green - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bowling Green. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 38.0534, Longitude: -77.3472       In this case, the coordinates for Bowling Green have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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