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Blessed with a landscape of undulating hills, numerous picturesque waterways, and deep stands of native hardwood trees, Warren County, Kentucky, is a beautiful place. Fertile land, a number of significant natural resources, and important transportation routes have helped make it one of Kentucky’s most economically vibrant counties. Besides the county seat of Bowling Green, Warren County boasts several rural hamlets with unique histories and resources, including Smiths Grove, Oakland, Rockfield, Woodburn, Rich Pond, Hadley, Richardsville, and Alvaton. Images of America: Warren County features photographs of this area’s rich culture, including its agriculture, religious and educational institutions, family life, and tourist attractions. Because of Warren County’s important agricultural heritage, this book includes images of crops and livestock as well as photographs that demonstrate the importance of transporting products to market. People, the county’s most important natural resource, are also prominently featured. Finally photographs related to the Martin murders, the Alvaton bus tragedy, the 1907 Prohibition march, and a bull traipsing through a furniture store are all presented.



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Arcadia Publishing


Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina


Cultural History | History | Social History


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

Reprinted from Warren County by Jonathan Jeffrey (Arcadia Publishing, 2006).

Warren County