History of Bowling Green

The city of Bowling Green has a strong history, dating all the way back to 1775. The city, citizens, and the historic preservation board all keep the spirit of Bowling Green past and present alive and is what drives this city not to be just any other city but to be Bowling Green City.

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Early History of Bowling Green, Kentuky
Early History of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Learn about the early history of Bowling Green, which began as a lonely settlement in the wilderness and quickly became a thriving commercial center.

Early History of Bowling Green, Kentuky
History of Bowling Green City Hall

Learn about the history of Bowling Green City Hall. Discover where City Hall was originally located, when the new building was created, and historic events that have taken place at the current location.

History of the Bowling Green Fire Department
History of the Bowling Green Fire Department

View images from the long history of the Bowling Green Fire Department.

History of the Bowling Green Fire Department
History of the Police Department

Read a detailed overview on the history of the Bowling Green Police Department.

History of Parks & Recreation
History of Parks & Recreation

Learn more about the history of the Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Department. Also, review some of the many awards the department has won over the years.

History of Cemeteries
History of Cemeteries

Learn more about the history of the cemetery system in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Historical Photo Gallery
Historical Photo Gallery

View historical photos taken throughout Bowling Green, Kentucky of various popular locations and departments.

City Seal
City Seal

View the history of the City of Bowling Green's seal/flag, and download copies that can be used by the public.

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