The Barren and Green rivers made early Bowling Green an important marketing center for the region's agricultural products. The 1859 completion of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad further strengthened the marketplace. After the devastation of the Civil War reliable rail transportation helped the agricultural economy to recover.
The chief agricultural products of Warren County's 546 square miles are corn, tobacco, wheat, hay and soybeans.Early farmers grew many of the same crops and also raised cattle, hogs,horses, mules, sheep and poultry. In 1893, 93% of residents were farmers.By 1980 only 34% lived and worked in rural areas.
Sheet tobacco sales at Brannen's Tobacco Warehouse on Louisville Road.
Warren County, Kentucky, Tobacco