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.
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