In 1784, Virginia opened the Green River district, in what would later become Kentucky, to her Revolutionary War veterans. Settlers quickly populated the land south of the Green River.
Warren County, formed from Logan in 1797, was named after General Joseph Warren, a Massachusetts physician and political leader who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The county built its first courthouse on Bowling Green's present day and newly renovated Fountain Square.
We receive 51 inches of rain per year and 7 inches of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 117. On average, we have 207 sunny days annually. The annual average high is around 68 degrees (July 89 degrees), while the annual low is 46 degrees (January 26 degrees).
Bowling Green and Warren County have in excess of 40 private, city & county schools. For higher learning opportunities, Western Kentucky University is the cities University with numerous scholastic programs and sports. Residents can choose from several healthcare facilities, continued economic growth, employment openings and our local affiliation to the automotive industry. Home of the Corvette, the corvette museum and the all new NCM Motorsports Park. Our downtown shopping and entertainment areas are home to SkyPac and home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Fountain Square Park.
Bowling Green, Smiths Grove, and the surrounding area offer plenty of things to do. Visit Mammoth Cave National Park, Nolin Lake Recreation Area, Barren River Lake and many other outdoor havens during your free time. Witness a behind-the-scenes view of an American dream in the making at the GM Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. Come explore the world's fascination with the famous sports car at the National Corvette Museum, which features more than 75 Corvettes on display and the recently opened Motor Sports Track for all types of automotive racing.
Lost River Cave offers a fascinating exploration of Bowling Green's cave system and is home to Kentucky's only underground boat tour. Beech Bend Park's Kentucky Rumbler is hailed as the most twisted wooden roller coaster in seven states and will take you on a fun-filled journey that offers a bird's eye view of the park's over 40 rides and water park. Private and public golf courses, open year round, numerous city and county parks offer family fun and many pet friendly areas.http://www.bgky.org/businesses/community-profile