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No one familiar with local history can deny that Fountain Square is Bowling Green’s touchstone to its past; it is certainly the community’s most endearing and enduring landmark. Robert Moore, one of the area’s earliest citizens, donated two acres to Warren County for public buildings in 1797. On this site a log courthouse was erected, and shortly thereafter the county added a log jail, a stock and pillory, a log clerk’s office and a log markethouse. The area changed dramatically when the courthouse was moved from Fountain Square to 10th Street, one block over. A consensus was reached to create a park out of the old square, and thus it has remained to this day with a fountain at its center. This book looks at the history of the buildings that surround Fountain Square and how they evolved.

Publication Date

1992

Publisher

Landmark Association

City

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Disciplines

Cultural History | History | Public History

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Jonathan Jeffrey, is the Department Head for the Department of Library Special Collections and the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Coordinator. He is responsible for managing the department and for acquiring, accessioning, cataloging, and providing reference services for unique manuscript items as well as folklore collections.

A Stroll Around Fountain Square

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