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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, the seat of Warren county, is located on the Barren River. The town was founded in 1798 as Bolin Green and in 1802 the post office opened as Bowling Green. The name may be from Bowling Green, Virginia or a local bowling green. Bowling Green was incorporated in 1812. The population in 2010 was 58,067.

Bowling Green is the home of Western Kentucky University.

The Warren County Courthouse
The Warren County Courthouse in Bowling Green.

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