Quick history of Bowling Green
I have always wondered about the name “Bowling Green” and how it originated – one story goes it stemmed from a game played in the downtown square lawn similar to “bowling on the green”
My only question with that – What was the town called when they were playing their game?
Heres what I found on the bgky.org website
Bowling Green began with the establishment of a trading post on the Barren River known as McFadden’s Station in about 1785. Earlier, in 1775, thirteen long hunters had carved their names on a beech tree at another Barren River crossing.
Warren County was formed from Logan County in 1796 and became the twenty-fourth county in Kentucky.
In the early 1790’s, Robert Moore built a cabin near a large spring in central Warren County not far from the Barren River.
March 1798 a board of commissioners named the town Bowling Green.
Any thoughts or explanations are very welcome