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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bowling Green, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1786.

A typical abbreviation for Bowling Green: Bowling Grn.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bowling Green has a population of 1,180 people<2> (see below for details).

Bowling Green is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bowling Green lies within the (804) area code.

The ZIP code for Bowling Green: 22427<4>

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 (with a count of 936 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bowling Green ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Port Royal
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • New London
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London is located in Caroline County
  • Penola
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penola have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penola
    • Penola is located in Caroline County
  • Sparta
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta is located in Caroline County
  • Stuart Corner
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart Corner
    • Stuart Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Samuels Corner
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels Corner
    • Samuels Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Arcadia
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
    • Arcadia is located in Spotsylvania County
  • Ruther Glen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Burruss Corner
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
    • Burruss Corner is located in Caroline County

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bowling Green was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bowling Green post office opened in 1786.

We also found Bowling Green in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bowling Green.

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>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 town (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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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