1778: Andrew McFadden established a station on the north side of the Barren River. 1796: Old Union Baptist Church established. 1797: Warren County officially becomes a county on March 1. First courtho..
1778: Andrew McFadden established a station on the north side of the Barren River. 1796: Old Union Baptist Church established. 1797: Warren County officially becomes a county on March 1. First courthouse was constructed of logs. 1798: Bowling Green founded. 1804: Providence Knob Baptist Church established. 1812: Bowling Green incorporated. 1816: Warren County's second courthouse built of brick in present-day Fountain Square. 1818: Mariah Moore house built. 1818: First Baptist Church founded. 1819: First Presbyterian Church founded. 1821: Bank of the Commonwealth branch opened in Bowling Green. 1827: Mill constructed at Lost River Cave by James Rumsey Skiles. 1829: Smiths Grove post office established with Benjamin Ford as post master. 1830s: Barren River made navigable with a series of locks and dams. 1831: Green River Gazette began publication. 1832: Portage railroad completed. 1834: Present First Presbyterian Church constructed. 1837: Quigley-Younglove Building constructed. 1838: Louisville and Nashville turnpike completed to Bowling Green. 1843: Woodburn post office established at Mason's Inn. 1844: Episcopal Church organized in Bowling Green. 1845: Christian Church organized in Bowling Green. 1845: Present Mt. Olivet Cumberland Presbyterian Church built. 1845: Green River Union Meeting House built. 1847: Morehead House constructed. 1854: Park City Daily News roots begin. 1859: Louisville & Nashville Railroad completed in Warren County. 1859: St. Joseph's Catholic Church established. 1860: Bristow post office established with Zachariah G. Taylor as post master. 1860: Oakland post office established with William Radford as post master. 1861: Bowling Green occupied by Confederate troops from September 18, 1861, to February 14, 1862. 1861: Bowling Green chosen as the Confederate capital of Kentucky. 1862: Cedar Bluff College established. 1862: St. Columba's Academy established. 1864: Henry Hardin Cherry born. 1866: Woodburn incorporated. 1866: Odeon Hall (Opera House) completed. 1866: Rockfield post office established. 1868: Waterworks and reservoir constructed. 1869: Present courthouse built, D. J. Williams architect. 1871: Smiths Grove incorporated. 1871: Rich Pond incorporated. 1872: County Poor Farm moved from the Barren River to Woodburn. 1872: Richardsville post office established with Granville E. Speck as post master. 1872: Original limestone fountain dedicated and Fountain Square Park laid out. 1872: Riverview at Hobson Grove completed. 1875: Rockland (Hadley) post office established with Commodore P. Burchfield as post master. 1876: Confederate Monument dedicated in Fairview Cemetery. 1877: Ogden College established. 1880: Duncan Hines born. 1881: Second fountain dedicated in Fountain Square Park. 1882: Bowling Green public schools opened. 1883: Alvaton post office established. 1883: State Board of Health located in Bowling Green; moved to Louisville in 1913. 1884: Southern Normal School moved from Glasgow to Bowling Green. 1888: Riverside post office established with John A. Simmons as post master. 1889: Potter College established. 1890: Scott Tobacco Company founded. 1892: Drakes (White's Chapel) post office established with John W. Goodrum as post master. 1894: Present State Street Methodist Church constructed, Ruben Hunt architect. 1898: Electric trolley replaced mule-drawn cars in Bowling Green. 1898: Potter Opera House burns. 1901: Potter Bible College established. 1902: Bowling Green Academy established, incorporated in 1904. 1902: Browning post office established (closed 1906). 1906: Western Kentucky State Normal School (WKU) established as a state institution. 1907: Aunt Jane of Kentucky published. 1907: Present City Hall built, Brinton B. Davis architect. 1911: WKU moves from downtown to the top of College Hill. 1913: First Baptist Church built, Creedmore Fleenor architect (burned 1992). 1913: Present Federal Building constructed. 1920: Steamboat Bowling Green sunk. 1925: Present Louisville & Nashville Train Depot completed. 1926: City-County Hospital opened. 1936: Duncan Hines' Adventures in Good Eating published. 1937: H. H. Cherry statue by Lorado Taft unveiled. 1939: Old jail constructed, James Ingram architect. 1939: Kentucky Building dedicated. 1940: Union Underwear plant completed. 1950s: Hilltoppers music group make Bowling Green and Western famous. 1966: Plum Springs incorporated. 1966: WKU attains university status.