Warren County / Portage Railroad

Warren County / Portage Railroad (HM1KIT)

Location: Bowling Green, KY 42101 Warren County
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N 36° 59.569', W 86° 26.569'

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Warren County

Established by Legislature, 1796, as the 24th county of Kentucky. Formed from part of Logan County. Parts of Barren, Allen, Edmonson, and Simpson counties later taken from original Warren boundaries. Named for Maj. Gen. Joseph Warren who died at Bunker Hill in 1775. Two earlier courthouses, the first log and second brick, 1812, were built in present Fountain Square.

Portage Railroad

Built 1832, by company organized by J. Rumsey Skiles, early Bowling Green industrialist, was one of earliest railroads in Ky. It ran from this site to Barren River, over a mile. Its iron tramcars were pulled by mules. In 1836 a depot on this site and an elevator and warehouse on river bank were built. L & N bought Portage R. R., 1855. Part of it still used. Over.
Marker Number987
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 549580 N 4094220
Decimal Degrees36.99281667, -86.44281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.569', W 86° 26.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 34.14" N, 86° 26' 34.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270, 502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-429 E 10th Ave, Bowling Green KY 42101, US
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